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Old 11-10-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
Janet Rosen
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Re: Shomen Uchi Ikkyo (aikikai style)

I agree w/ Todd, that, ideally, as a small person (which I am) it makes more sense to let the attack come to me. As we know, though, many times instructors want all students doing the technique as shown. One suggestion is: for the entering form of ikkyo, where the ideal is to enter with your shomen blend rising as uke's attack is actually rising, to go to an earlier timing, where uke's arm is just starting to rise, therefore lower/closer, and start your entry and blending there as early as possible.

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