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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
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In General Randori Therapy ;-) Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #55 New 10-30-2003 12:49 AM
Tuesday night was Randori/Jiyu Waza night as usual, and to prep for this, we worked on a nice variety of techniques for Tsuki and Shomenuchi attacks --- particularly: Shomenuchi Iriminage, Shomenuchi Kotegaeshi, Tsuki Iriminage, and Tsuki Kotegaeshi.

I'm finding more and more that there really isn't anything quite like Randori to clear one's mind. You can get so immersed in it, so caught up in the very moment of just being and doing that there is simply no time to be frustrated! So you mess up and move on. No time to dwell on it or give it great thought, because here comes another attack.

The other thing I also wonder, as I mused to Sensei afterwards, is how much of it is also a greater willingness to not take as much responsibility for your technique as when you do techniques more slowly. Perhaps one feels like they have greater leeway in doing Randori to say, "Oh well, so I messed up a few times --- it's alright because we were going fast and I didn't have time to think", so it's as though we disown our technique --- we figure there's no need to dwell on it, and brush it off right away. On the other hand, perhaps it's when you're practicing techniques slowly and deliberately and then mess up, that you're a lot harder on yourself because you actually had the time to put some thought into your technique but screwed up anyway.

Looking forward to that one fine day when I can happily "own" every technique I do, especially in Randori.
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