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Old 07-06-2001, 03:53 PM   #17
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 915
I guess I'm still confused by what is meant by 'resistence' ... I'm on the small side and even if I wanted to risk body parts resisting a big nage (who might be tempted to respond with dangerous muscle rather than improved technique) I probably wouldn't be much of a speed bump. But my formative 'uke training' instead makes me an uke that moves. At my current dojo at first several partners commented that they couldn't tell if they were getting it right because I was too easy to move; then they started to look at where I was moving, and realized they were wide open for reversal if I wanted to take it. Now those same ones look not for can they move me/throw me, but have an awareness of our relationship and who is more balanced in it.
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