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Creation Date: 03-03-2005 12:13 AM
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  #35 New 08-23-2005 12:45 AM
We're *not* supposed to look at uke's eyes according to Sensei but to look at the entire body and pay particular attention to the shoulder because a lot of movement will start from there.

So earlier post of mine was wrong. Must try and change that about my practice. Although I have to say that focusing on the face does help me connect with my partner.
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#4 08-25-2005 02:27 AM
CatSienna Says:
Thanks for the comments, guys. I'll try looking "through" and see if it works better.
#3 08-24-2005 04:56 AM
UnholyFracas Says:
hmmm I always thought you'd to look in their eye. Not just for the sake of it but because it's then easier for your periferal vision to to catch as many things as possible. I guess though that looking straight in the eyes can give you away as much as it can give your partner away! I like Devons answer... I'll have to try it out next session!
#2 08-23-2005 07:41 PM
I personally feel like Tim. Look through your partner. I usually pick my own spot, which isnt the shoulders due to fighting other martial artists so long. I usually focus on belly button level. This gives me a whole peripheral. I can see a little behind me on the ground, a bit to the right or left, and I can see the opponents movement from his/her hips. Hips will tell you when a strike is coming in, or a kick. Good luck
#1 08-23-2005 01:38 AM
Tim Ruijs Says:
"When there is one, think of him as many, when there is many think of them as one". It takes some effort not to focus on aite, but merely maintain a neutral gaze 'through' him. It will improve your peripheral view's sensitivity. This allows you to better interact with your environment (e.g. other opponents). However, this way of practice is not always received well by aite who might feel completely ignored.

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