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Old 12-17-2012, 08:44 AM   #34
Dojo: Aikido Netzwerk
Location: Düsseldorf, NRW
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 80
Re: Body Type and Spiritual Beliefs

I have often felt that a lot of techniques are easier for shorter poeople - being tall and lean makes it more difficult. Especially for stuff like koshi nage. Or kata dori men uchi techniques. They rely have to use their knees a lot... Also, a "compact" build (not fat, more like sporty/muscular) seems to help. But then I also know lots of good, tall aikidoka...
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