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Old 10-06-2003, 01:03 AM   #1
Thalib
 
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Smile Nose-scratching habit.

Has anybody ever noticed that Aikidoka sometimes scratch their nose after a waza was completed.

I see a lot of shihan do this, my sensei certainly does it, I do it also. Not all the time, but a lot of times I caught myself and others doing it.

It's like:
shomen-uchi -> irimi -> nage -> scratch nose -> zanshin


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Old 10-06-2003, 01:37 AM   #2
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Seems to me that scratching somewhere else BEFORE waza is more interesting. Helps with atemi if everyone saw what you did.

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