Thread: Reading throws
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Old 08-21-2003, 12:34 PM   #1
Dojo: Methuen Aikido
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 97
Reading throws

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knew any specific exercises that might help in learning to "read" a throw. I'm at a point where I'm doing breakfalls regularly from some of the scarier techniques (iriminage in particular). It's no problem when I'm being thrown by the senior students since their technique is strong enough to just take me over if I relax, but when working with less experienced people, the throws are very inconsistant. Sometimes a breakfall is needed, sometimes not. I'm not very good at telling the difference and getting it wrong is painful at best. Other than practice, practice, practice (I figured that one out myself!) does anyone know any ways to help develop this type of sensitivity?

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