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Old 04-24-2003, 02:41 PM   #7
Dojo: Aikido of Cincinnati/Huron Valley Aikikai
Location: Somerset Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 794
You can't script this type of thing very well, and someone is bound to get hurt.

As the mother of a 13-year old (who also likes to sneak up on his step-dad and wrestle around like a maniac), I fully agree with Opher's techniques. Hug-nage is most likely what the squirt will respond best to (after the initial struggle).

Actually, I just asked my son how he would like this to be handled (putting him in the shoes of the other 13-year old), and he said that the step-dad should just tell him firmly but kindly to stop.

Hope that helps,
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