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Old 08-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #12
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Re: Tips?

Tony Mills wrote: View Post
Congats on the Nidan with Yuishinkai.
Luckily you sensei wasn't like mine, who follows the Yuishinkai grading guidelines then adds what she'd like to see. I think she decided that she hadn't seen enough koshi's and asked for a minute or two of just koshi nage to various attacks .

Hope you enjoyed your video, I'm always surprised they don't look as messy as you think it felt on the day
Thanks Tony. My sensei actually does that sometimes, but at nidan, he thinks it is less about fulfilling syllabus requirements than just demonstrating what you can do. We had another nidan grading a few weeks later because she was sick on the day and it looked completely different. I think sensei is trying to encourage that difference so that we all find our own aikido in there somewhere.
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