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Misguided ramblings Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 07-14-2007 04:40 PM
Possibly an endless train of possibly Aikido related thought.
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In General This is getting plain weird Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #45 New 02-19-2010 09:45 PM
I can do some really freaky shit. I can put my hand on someone and they get stuck to it. It's happened several times by accident. Tommorrow I'm going to see if I can do it deliberately.

Yesterday Sensei had me throwing someone and it was effortless. The uke is big, very strong and was pulling as hard as he could in the opposite direction. Initally he just held me in place. Sensei was standing there with his hands on his hips just eyeballing me yelling "Use your hips!" I did try but it wasn't happening. Eventually Sensei stomps over, shows me what I'm doing, shows me what he wants me to do.

Uke went flying. I had him resist as hard as he could. It made zero difference. This story has been repeated about a half dozen times in the past six months and I'm slowly starting to get it.

Increasingly this kind of stuff has been happening in our dojo, we call it, "witchcraft." If a member of the dojo misses a class and asks what was taught we'll say, "Oh Sensei was teaching witchcraft again." Several jokes have been made about Sensei arriving for class on a broom.

Thinking about it though it's only really the 1st kyus that get taught "witchcraft." I quite like it, not all of the seniors do. It doesn't feel right. As uke it feels like suddenly you just start moving, you don't feel tori is doing anything. Kinda like you've just fallen into a hole. Then as tori it doesn't feel like you're really doing anything either.
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#1 02-20-2010 12:56 PM
Shadowfax Says:
in my dojo we call it Jedi mind tricks. Yeah I love those classes too.

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