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Old 07-10-2012, 05:46 AM   #41
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Re: A word on Time Trained and Ranking

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Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
I am sure I and many of my middle aged cohorts do very little that is "visually aesthetically pleasing."
I seriously doubt that Janet. But my view of aesthetically pleasing is a well executed technique particularly in response to a surprise move by the uke. I had the opportunity to watch dan testing in our organization a few weeks ago, and some of the most beautiful things I witnessed were some very exhausted yudansha pulling off some incredible waza in randori while being physically and emotionally exhausted. That being said, I'm not entirely certain my dojo cho agreed with the "gorgeous" compliment I gave him after his test.

--Ashley
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