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Old 10-12-2004, 10:42 PM   #57
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Kotegaishi weakness?

Discussions like this help define one's own technique, and to understand others. Of course, it is wise to listen to those of many years experience, but at the end of the day you need to sort your own techniques out and rationalise them in your own mind. Your instructor can help, of course, but more often than not, one instructor has one way whereas another instructor has another - and often people clash or disagree in argument, yet sometimes both can be valid principles. Personally, I have trained in quite a few dojos and have seen variations on many techniques that some would claim are ' the only way to do it.' As I said, the only way for solution is to sort it out and rationalise it in your own mind and then put it into practice. If you only 'do' and never 'think' you will not advance far.
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