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Or several sets of push tests and I suppose pull tests too both static and in motion. This is a realisation I came to last night in training while doing nikkyo ura. We were doing kata dori nikkyo ura, witch craft stylee and my uke was doing his level best to lock down my technique, as Sensei had told him, and I did it anyway, but I had to use my whole body.
No problem, was doing that with little bother but then I became unbalanced on the first tenkan and it felt like all my power just drained out of me, I was up on one foot and everything.
That's when it hit me that everything we do from a grab in Aikido is basically just a push or pull test.
I think the bulk of my training now consists of Sensei getting the biggest and strongest guys in the dojo to hold me in place and stop me moving. Then Sensei stands there eyeballing me as I try and move them. To be fair it's good training, it highlights how I'm moving and forces me to move in a structured and balanced way.