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Old 07-27-2004, 04:08 PM   #6
Janet Rosen
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Re: One student who doesn't understand

I'm not sure a bigger, stronger uke is the key: If he feels resistance to being yanked, his body will learn that resistance is part of aikido. He will model that.

I tend to agree w/ Greg that the safest route is likely for him to learn the body movements in quiet isolation, as well as having some low key, non-technique partner exercises (lead and follow walkabouts for instance) --otherwise, he'll learn the body movements but still likely tense up like crazy when a partner touches him.

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