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Old 02-28-2012, 05:41 AM   #10
Alex Megann
Dojo: Southampton Aikikai
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Re: Fingers spread or together?

Gozo Shioda says in one of his textbooks that the hand should be open with the fingers apart "like a Morning Glory flower". This is (perhaps not surprisingly) what Kanetsuka Sensei teaches too. All the Aikikai shihan I have seen keep the fingers open.

I don't think I have seen anyone demonstrating with the fingers together. Are there any examples on YouTube of this?

Alex
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