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Old 03-19-2011, 01:36 PM   #18
Dojo: Zanshin Kai
Location: Birmingham
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 865
United Kingdom
Re: Aikido and Weapons: The Connection

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
I believe that the weapons relation to Aikido is much more than metaphor.
Yeah it's hard to move incorrectly when your hands are forced to stay in your centre and your shoulders are forced to stay down. Performing a technique with a weapon forces you to not use your upper body strength in my experience.
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