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Old 07-27-2005, 04:10 PM   #93
Location: Auckland
Join Date: Sep 2002
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New Zealand
Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??

Jean de Rochefort wrote:
Yeah, I think training like that is the "dance" people think Aikido's becoming.
I understand what you have in your mind when you say that and it's not what I'm talking about. I'm not talking about nage wandering around and uke following like a puppy dog. I'm talking about a resisiting uke who continues to change their lines of resistance necessitating changes in techniques.
As well as the the somewhat prudent approach that perhaps we should train for recovering from a failed technique just in case it doesn't go perfectly either due to environmental factors outside our control or because (some of us at least) are human.

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