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Old 09-30-2001, 10:15 PM   #8
Dojo: Aikido Center of Atlanta
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 47
For my dojo, we do it as a matter of fun. Being a school with no one over Ikkyu the vast majority of those we practice with are at a lower level. It's wonderful to be able to let loose with a higher ranking aikidoka; both in the technique and in the ukemi. Then you get to go to a lower level person and try to figure out how to make this heavy, stubborn individual move. It really puts things in perspective and you get a chance to let go once and a while and really enjoy training to the fullest.

Chris Pasley
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