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Old 07-02-2010, 01:40 PM   #30
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Dojo: ACE Aikido
Location: Los Angeles
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Larger/stronger opponent

Situations like this are always an opportunity to go deeper into the real principles behind the techniques, and even more important, the art itself.

Principles deal with variables like size and strength differently than technical answers do. If it happens too soon in one's practice, it isn't necessarily supportive, but if one is at certain level or stage in the training or learning process, it can be invaluable to run up against this kind of resistance etc., even if the intent is not always as clean as it could be.

Larry Novick
Head Instructor
ACE Aikido
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