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Old 07-06-2003, 11:27 AM   #7
Location: South West UK
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 216
I've only been doing Aikido just over a year myself, but I think being the "new" person can be very intemidating.

The thing I find most difficult is training in something like Kote Gaeshi. They are told not to resist but enjoy the exercise. So when it comes to the point that I put on the lock they are all stiff.

So being the good hearted person I am I dont put it on. So then they say to me, but in "real" life.... blah blah.... I can only think to myself "be that stiff with me in real life and I'll break you".

"Minimum Effort, Maximum Effciency."
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