David Valadez wrote:
Once I was at a camp that had one of the highest ranking U.S. teachers instructing. In his first class we were doing Ikkyo. I got to be Uke for him. It was amazing. The weight of his technique was truly incredible -- truly crippling. The power was awe-inspiring. Later, he did some multiple attacker classes -- more free-style. Oh man! What a difference. Though successful in most folks' eyes, he was the prime example of a fettered mind. He was plagued by hesitation, attachment, indecisiveness, etc.
So, the teacher was weaker in taninzugake than he was in duo training? Could it be that his hesitation came from wanting to avoid any accidents and injuries? Usually, the first problem with taninzugake is to avoid people getting hurt.