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Old 03-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #9
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,896
Re: How to Receive Another's Power?

i wouldn't start with kick. i would start with someone lightly push on blocking arm. focus on maintaining your body shape and space. then have your partner still apply light push to the blocking arm in various directions. you still focus on maintaining your body shape and space and don't move an inch. then increase the intensity with the push to the point of your blocking arm starts to get tight and/or your body, then back down the intensity. do that sort of thing for awhile, like a month or so. then have your partner start to strike your blocking arm lightly, just like a push, but with a bit of speed. working on that sort of thing until you can handle your partner full speed and power strike at your blocking arm without you tensing up your arm and/or your body. that's the basic. try that and let us know in a few months, maybe years.

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