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ikkainogakusei's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-12-2003 09:07 PM
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  #8 New 06-13-2003 04:19 PM
okay so I know this is part of my personal keiko, a challenge for me. I am irked by unnecessary domination. When I meet someone on the matt, I do not try to show them my talent by roughly throwing them down, and snapping through an immobilization. First, because I do not know their level of ukemi skill, which does not necessarily match their rank. Nor do I know their joint limits. Second, because I think it is rude.

So it has been several years since I have trained regularly under my original aikido sensei and I wanted to go back. I found myself training with a dohai who really seemed to be overtly trying to blast through, which I have often found to have a root of low-technique skill. He also has attempted to give me correction/instruction during formal class, while sensei is on the matt, which has been a damme in the past.

Finally, one time he tried to give me a verbal and physical correction during class and I froze him out, he then tried a reversal and I reversed his reversal.

{grr} I know...damme. I shouldn't do things like that. I should awase and let him be. This is a challenge for me. First, it is disrespectful to sensei, second... dude you don't know me, let's figure each other out before you decide that I need your infinite wisdom. Let's do that working together pointing out flaws after class during informal keiko. So this feeling is so strong in me. How do I awase?
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