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Old 07-26-2005, 08:19 PM   #73
Aristeia
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Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??

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Jean de Rochefort wrote:
Micheal Fooks: If you're "bouncing from technique to technique" it's because you're trying to think about what technique you're going to use
Actually it's the exact opposite of that.
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...go back to the dojo and do some kata...because you failed by not practicing enough.

If you slip on the groud, do a roll.
Rolls work when there's momentum in a certain direction. A slip tends to be straight down. Certainly ukemi will help but not let you bounce back to your feet like Jackie Chan. Particularly in a crowded environment. You're stretching here.
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If you're sucker punched, absorb the strike and apply the appropriate technique.
Absorb the strike? Do you know what a sucker punch is? Do you really think that if the first you know of a fight is the fist impacting your jaw you'll always be able to stay on your feet.
But I forgot, you've developed Spider Sense by all your good training.
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If you fail to do either of these...go back to the dojo and do some kata...because you failed by not practicing enough.
Ok you've said that enough times to make it cute. But given that you've opened the door here on training time being the issue, why not clue us in to how long you've been training.
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Aikido answers the question "what do I do on the ground" by saying "it's irrelevant." That's because, if you really practiced, you'll never be there. The only way a person will take you to the ground is if they offer their balance...if you can't take it when it's offered...go back to the dojo and do some kata...because you failed by not practicing enough.
Have you actually put this to the test against a wrestler, or *anyone* outside the confines of your dojo? Where does this faith come from?

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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