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Old 02-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #12
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: Fingers spread or together?

I think there's a fairly simple mechanical explanation: aikido techniques use the extensor muscles of the body more than the contractor muscles, and it's hard to use one extensor muscle when the opposing contractor muscle is active.

I also don't find that it takes any great time or thought to change from spread fingers to a fist if I need to, but I trained in a striking art, so...
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