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Old 11-10-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
Todd Worobey
 
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Dojo: Sowakan Dojo, Maple Ridge
Location: Maple Ridge (Vancouver), BC
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Re: Shomen Uchi Ikkyo (aikikai style)

Wouldn't you want to utilize your lower center of gravity to your advantage? let Uke come to you & over extend himself to your advantage? I have noticed because of my size (5'11", 220lbs) that I must alter all of my Budo to what works for me, I may not be nimble, but my size has many advantages, as does yours. One of the blackbelts in my dojo is also a big bruiser and showed me that I must embrace my body type & adapt "my aikido" to it & vise versa.

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