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Old 05-30-2005, 12:51 PM   #13
Janet Rosen
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Re: Training with tough disabilities

Vikki Kelly wrote:
as you now know on my other thread i passed my 4th kyu yesterday but did take my grading in 2 halves think this helped. so anyone can do aikido through any disability.
It is important for a person with a disability to be able to articulate: this is what I can do, this is what is off limits, these are the adaptations that can be made. Training partners really appreciate having it clearly stated, so they are not afraid of accidentally breaking us, and can have fun training with us! And a good instructor will enjoy helping figure out how to adapt "standard" technique for us.

Janet Rosen
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