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Old 01-31-2005, 02:27 PM   #25
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Re: Student ability

Dave Humm wrote:
Lynn, your brainstorming is spot on His co-ordination is, I think, the main problem but he doesn't seem to have a problem outside the dojo which suggests to me its an 'Aiki' thing rather than a physical or medical issue (but that's just my non medical opinion of course)
IMHO, rhythm train, meaning, show him a 90-degree and 180-degree Ashi-sabaki Tenkan pattern. Have him put on some music with a slow easy beat. Have him work the footwork with the music. Its a lot like dancing. He can also shadow-box by going through techniques with a definite beat and rhythm.

Also, skipping rope really helps with the coordination.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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