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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 No resistance, eh? Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New 12-25-2008 10:52 PM
Random thoughs.

Aikido is the only art that trains against resistance. Judo (at least in theory) is non-resistive: it's push when pulled, pull when pushed.
The heart of Judo training is randori where (again in theory) this theory of non-resistance is put into practice. Good Judo is the art of throwing a non-resisting opponent, he pushes you, you pull him over, etc.

Aikido, on the other hand, is at it's core about training the body to have immovable posture and to be enormously powerful. Aikidoka spend all their time attempting to throw progressively more statue-like people. Perversely, except in the extream lower levels, Aikidoka never truely have a non-resisting uke the way Judoka do in randori.
Even when an Aikidoka makes an energetic attack, if the attack is made correctly, ukes posture is never given up and still has to be broken by tori, not with uke's power, but with tori's e.g. the tenkan on irimi nage ura.
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RSS Feed 3 Responses to "No resistance, eh?"
#3 12-31-2008 11:43 AM
DonMagee Says:
The word resistance is used in place of the now preferred term of aliveness. In other words, they respond to your movements and attempt to exert their will upon you. Judoka re doing this in the example you provided. Standing like a statue is not.
#2 12-26-2008 08:25 PM
"Aikido, on the other hand, is at it's core about training the body to have immovable posture and to be enormously powerful." Not all people agree. The ideal for some is to be "transparent" in an encounter, where the ideal is more like what you described for judo.
#1 12-26-2008 03:02 PM
ChrisHein Says:
I've read this 3 times, I don't know what you're trying to say.

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