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by Patricia Matthews - 28. Nov, 1996

Don't try and keep the ball centred during the back swing

Gripping from the little finger doesn't help

It's important to LOSE connection with the ball at some point

Don't try and raise it like a bokken; don't throw from the centre of the head

If applying kotegaeshi to the ball, remember to start off with your back to the lane

Keep the back foot on the floor; keep the toes under

Forget circles and go for linear techniques

Don't try and slam the ball through the lane; it's distance, not airtime that you need

Be aware of the edges of the lane (do you think you can get a dojo with runnels around the edge of the mat to stop ukes from spinning off?)

Choose a ball that will give you a committed attack

It's not neccessary to alternate sides

Only do it sensei's way if it is effective (or they are watching)

Concentrate on the taking the balance off the pins

Finish the technique with all pins on the ground

Don't let the pins back up until you have moved away

It is not neccessay to bow to the ball or before stepping on to the lane (although might be worth trying if you are desperate)

Keep your shoes on

Sitting in seiza at the edge of the lane is not advisable

Always consider if your bowling is feasible in a 'real life' situation

If you lose, blame it on the previous day's wrist/back/knees/shoulder injury

 

Aiki Bowling
by Patricia Matthews - 28. Nov, 1996

Pada saat mengayun, bola tidak perlu center-line

Setelah bola dilempar, jangan dikunci

Jangan diangkat seperti Bokken, jangan melempar dari atas kepala

Jika melakukan kote-gaeshi, mulailah dengan membelakangi pin

Keep the back foot on the floor; keep the toes under

Gerakan lurus ! Jangan melingkar

Bola jangan dibanting; yang penting jarak, bukan jam terbang

Tidak usah berganti posisi dengan uke ( pin )

Usahakan untuk menghilangkan keseimbangan pin

Jangan biarkan pin berdiri sebelum anda menjauh

Tidak usah memberi hormat pada bola sebelum melempar ( kecuali jika anda sudah pasrah )

Sepatu dipakai

Jangan seiza di sepanjang pinggir lane

Bersikaplah seolah - olah menghadapi kejadian

Jika kalah, beri alasan tangan / kaki / punggung anda terluka akibat latihan kemarin- kemarin