Thread: Female uke
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Old 07-27-2004, 08:38 PM   #12
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Dojo: Yellow Springs Aikido
Location: Fairborn, Oh
Join Date: May 2004
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Re: Female uke

I had the same problem in the beginning (been in Aikido for almost 4 months). Part of my Code of Honor is to NEVER harm a woman. I was afraid that when I first had to do anything with a woman at my dojo (they are all Shodan and Nidan), that I would hurt them. After a bit of working with different people, you learn how to tell how much they can handle. But it is always a good thing to go slow in the technique, and not at full force. When in doubt, ask Sensei.

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