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Old 04-01-2007, 11:56 AM   #11
Location: Bangkok
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 803
Re: Aikido, Weight Lifting & Flexibility

I'm sure that top athletes follow a regimen specially curtailed for their specific sport and body weaknesses. In the dojo, I always find the weight lifters to be the easiest targets for joint locks as they mostly lack flexibility and they start screaming in pain before I even start applying the lock, while I find it very difficult to do joint locks on female Thai aikidoists because they are so flexible that no matter how much I twist their joints, they still seem to be able to twist further.
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