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Old 02-10-2010, 10:37 AM   #28
S Ellis
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Dojo: ASU of Sarasota
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Re: The Problem with Being a Big Guy

Ed Shockley wrote: View Post
I attack strong but slow, maintaining pressure throughoyut the ukemi and increase the speed as my partner appears to gain facility. After a series of successful throws then I feel for a place to either reverse or escape but rather than doing so I borrow a tactic from Osawa Shihan and indicate that spot with increased pressure. (He paused at that moment then allowed me to continue. When he threw he emphasised the same moment. When I got the message then the moment of pause appeared later in the technique.) Finally, when/irf uke is comfortable then I simly attack and respond, confident that my partenr will not be overwhelmed. My goals always are to allow nage to practice in whatever way he chooses and to attack until escape becomes prudent then rise to attack again.
Fantastic advice. Thank you, Ed. I hope to run into you at camp sometime.
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