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Old 06-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #28
jennifer paige smith
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Re: new Ellis Amdur piece on aikido journal

[quote=Nicholas Pagnucco;207663]link:

To summarize: In a piece on how to try and integrate internal training & strength/kokyu into aikido practice, Mr. Amdur offers 5 general rules:
  1. Seniors should stop the techniques of junior students once, but not constantly
  2. Always be aware of positioning as nage and uke for strikes
  3. Don't make your teacher look bad in front of students during a demo, even if you can stop the technique
  4. Social Darwinism is a lousy pedagogical philosophy
  5. Ukes have a responsibility to challenge but not break nage's structure

Those 5 match my 5.

Jennifer Paige Smith
Confluence Aikido Systems
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