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Old 02-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #7
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,243
Re: Metaphors for Teaching

My teacher uses metaphors frequently to illustrate an idea or movement. One I use with our kids' class is with ude kimi nage and I tell them to pretend to hold a big, gooey cream pie in their hand and then smash it to the mat as they slide forward and throw.

I really like the Little Teapot metaphor for koshinage - and would like it much better if I could just get that tune out of my head now.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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