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Old 10-15-2002, 10:52 AM   #32
MattRice
Dojo: Baltimore Aikido
Location: Maryland
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 123
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I was in class the other night, and sure enough had a new guy and sure enough again he spun right out of shihonage every time. I realized that I could stop him as he was spinning, but that put his elbow in great peril and he didn't know how to protect himself yet, nor did he realize how dangerous it was. As Uke, I'm also being chided to keep my arm retracted during shiho, that is keep my wrist close to my own shoulder, and my head to my shoulder to protect myslef. When the new guy would spin out, his arm was extended out and I would just have to let him go or break the elbow. Not good for class! Clued him in once I was done gently experimenting with his elbow ;-)
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