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Old 04-25-2003, 10:35 AM   #16
opherdonchin
Dojo: Baltimore Aikido
Location: Baltimore
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Hey Opher did you ever do yokomenuchi makiotoshi when you were with seidokan?
Yes, that's exactly what I had in mind. I never had the priviledge of working with Kobayashi Sensei's Aikido, but my Sensei back in Israel, Eli Landau, is probably 260 lb with a touch as light as a feather. It was very inspiring for me.
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I did do nikyo very gently on him but I heard something click in his forearm and he never approached me again.
Yeah, I'm not overly excited about all the technique suggestions. The goal, I would imagine, is to build a relationship with the boy. In this situation, focusing on Aikido as an art of peace seems a lot more appropriate than focusing on proving to yourself that Aikido is an effective martial art. We talk a lot in these forums about what you would do if you were 'forced' to 'defend yourself.' This situation seems like one where those sorts of instincts lead you down exactly the wrong path.

On the other hand, I know nothing about your situation.

Yours in Aiki
Opher
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