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Old 04-01-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
Alex Megann
Dojo: Southampton Aikikai
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Join Date: Sep 2004
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Re: A solo training method of Ueshiba Morihei

Kanetsuka Sensei used to have us do this on the wooden floor in the dojo where he taught at the time.

We did two exercises: standing with the feet parallel facing across the jo and rolling back and forth across it so it massaged the whole of the soles of the feet; and standing in hanmi on the jo and pivoting on the balls of our feet to face one way and then the other.

I remember being VERY aware of my feet afterwards...

Alex
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