Thread: Wrong Reflexes?
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Old 02-06-2006, 01:58 PM   #21
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Smile Re: Wrong Reflexes?

I think it's great that you're cross training! Learning karate will definately help your atemi and it will also help your fellow students practicing against stronger attacks. I think the key to keeping them separate is your mind set. You might try this; when you're doing karate, keep your mouth shut (don't clinch though) and take shorter breaths. When you practice aikido, take a deep breaths and have a big smile on your face!! I have found it very hard to do karate or judo with a big smile on my face, but aikido works well with this!
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