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Old 02-23-2008, 05:04 PM   #117
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Re: Strategy and Aikido

Chris Parkerson wrote: View Post
When I enter or "At first touch" when he enters, I want to control the uke's (1) balance and (2) stability.
Hi Chris,
could the stability you describe controling also be described along the lines of binding uke's body? Not in a full on pin per se, but still creating enough of a thinning of uke's structural integrity that their power cannot recover sufficiently?
Not that I've got much skill at aiki, but when I get the sense I've initiated a techique well, I also have the feeling I can change directions and move uke around me and use them as a shield, more or less at long as they keep extending through their legs and don't collapse or completely lose their balance and go the way of gravity.
What do you think?

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