Thread: Gripping.
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:36 PM   #4
MaryKaye
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Re: Gripping.

One of our senior teachers likes to say, "You don't need to hold his wrist. A finger is enough." Uke tends to find this disturbing, though!

For myself, I find that when I am failing to keep hold of the big-handed guys, it's often because I am forcing the technique in the first place. On the rare occasions when I manage to lead lightly and smoothly, I don't lose hold. Of course, this is easier to know than it is to fix....

Mary Kaye
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