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Old 12-06-2011, 07:26 AM   #18
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: "Irimi" by Ellis Amdur

Graham Christian wrote: View Post

'When they attack I am already standing behind them'

you can get behind them by going through them. i have practiced with folks whose training involved staying on the line and taking the center as well as folks who always getting off line. i found that folks who trained to stay on the line didn't have problem getting off line; that's just another option for them. however, folks who always trained with getting off the line, had a hard time stay on the line when required, i.e. put them on a log bridge exercise.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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