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Old 07-20-2003, 11:43 AM   #3
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
The yoshinkan dojo I've trained with do emphasis suriashi (sliding the feet). They also teach other methods of stepping, some of which are more appropriate to moving outside. Some schools even make a point of training on beaches in sand, on wet mats, and in the mountains to utilize those other methods while practicing aikido. I think it all helps.

Ron Tisdale

Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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