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Old 03-20-2012, 10:56 AM   #30
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
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Re: Countering Ikkyo with Strength

Rupert Atkinson wrote: View Post
And my secret, which is not really a secret at all, is to start a little bit earlier (time is important, and is never fair or equal) to prevent his strong grip. But the thing is, he must try to stop me, which is as I said, not normal in most Aikido. Indeed, they'll tell you, your stiff, relax. Idiots, if you ask me.
Rupert, not timing. i have seen Ikeda sensei done it with uke claimed down on one of his finger and he was still able to do it. he didn't try to move the arm. he moved you. i might be able to do it with 2 fingers, on a good day.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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