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Old 07-10-2003, 08:04 AM   #16
SeiserL
 
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IMHO, "proper" distance is the one that allows you to execute your technique properly, as in effectively and efficiently whether its at kicking, punching, trapping, or grappling range. The use of weapons modifies the distance factor.

Training is the only way to find the "proper" distance for you personally. It varies based on your size, your uke's size, and the technique. The "proper" distance may be more subjective than objective. You may have to move yourself in order to establish the "proper" distance. The dynamic interchange of taking and becoming the center of the technqiue will establish the "proper" distance.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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