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Old 07-01-2010, 10:46 PM   #24
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 697
Re: Larger/stronger opponent

Alejandro Villanueva wrote: View Post
OMG. Just OMG. Wasn't it Saito Morihiro who said you should practice only kihon waza until sandan?
Yup...'cause that is what Osensei always said, too!

They don't have to be big in order to give 'trouble' ... I'm 6'4" 240 lbs and one fellow I train with is ~5' 170 lbs and 70 years old and strong like an ox. Gotta be just right or he is not going to move. I relish those moments because more is learned then than most every other time. Even kinonagare won't be so good if the execution is not just right - no kuzushi=no aikido.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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