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Old 07-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #29
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Dojo: Allegheny Aikido, Pitsburgh PA
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Join Date: May 2009
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Re: Larger/stronger opponent

I read somewhere, probably on this forum...

If your technique is not working. It is never ukes fault. Look more closely at your technique and find out why.

If he is able to reverse you then you must have left an opening. Find it and close it.

I usually ask my partners to reverse me, if they can, specifically so I can find those holes. To me a big guy like this would be a goldmine of opportunity to learn not to rely on strength or pain compliance.

People that tend to be harder to move can really teach you a lot if you look at training with them as an opportunity to learn rather than an irritation.
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