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Old 01-10-2012, 08:02 AM   #6
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Re: the purpose of suburi in aikido?

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
I visited a class by Kanetsuka Sensei where he had students non stop cutting up down up down using big tuck tyres to hit. Thus he was 'teaching' them to get rid of their shoulders and to experience the 'bounce back' feeling at the same time. Quite creative.
This tanren practice has a history in Iwama: Latter, Saito sensei used a car tire instead.

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