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Old 04-14-2003, 09:58 AM   #3
Russ Qureshi
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 29
Hi Dennis sensei,

Another interesting thread starter from you! Thanks.

Having travelled to Fukuoka to train with Suganuma Sensei I can tell you the feeling I picked up on there. It's very much a mindset of "train your age/ability". So, the "young lions" train very physically (mostly after class during free practise)and the older ones tend to take a more staid approach. They still train hard, but hard for them. During formal class the mats are usually too crowded to train big/fast/hard, or, at least this is the impression I got while there. Age ranges were young adult to eighty plus years old.

I should say that Suganuma Sensei always says: "Mori-o shinai" (spelling is hooped I'm sure) or "take it easy".


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