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Old 02-20-2003, 05:40 AM   #10
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
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P.S. with this in mind, early grades in our affiliation are technique orientated (i.e. learn a FEW basic techniques) whereas later grades are increasingly about jiyu-waza (freestyle) and the blending, adaptation, timing and fluidity is far more important than a long list of techniques.

(in fact I find that certain ukes tend to be more susceptible to certain techniques because of the way they hold their body so it is pointless doing lots of different techniques on the same uke; unless they try to change!).

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