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Old 01-11-2003, 09:46 PM   #18
Edward
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Actually I think both Kevin and Jim are right. If you execute a near-perfect koshinage, you will need minimal muscle power in the legs and lower body. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to repeatedly execute such near-perfect technique every time. In a practice session when you throw your partner altogether about 30-40 times, I am sure the percentage of less than perfect throws will increase with physical exhaustion. This is when you will need lower body strength to compensate for poor technique. When I was still doing judo, it was compulsory to do squats with weights after class for every one involved in competition.
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