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Old 01-17-2005, 02:35 AM   #2
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Re: My Jiu Waza Needs Help

I can help here.

The idea in jiyu waza is that you are supposed to do your techniques spontaneously. That is the ideal but before you can do that you need to slow down (might not be an option) or increase the time you take between deciding and executing a technique (easily done).

Most people only decide what they are going to do once the attack begins. What you should do is start making the decision as soon as uke has left your hands. By the name they've rolled, stood up, turned around, closed the distance and attacked you have had the time to do your nails, read a novel and decide on the next technique. It can be surprising how much time you have got.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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