Re: Poll: How important a part of aikido training is having good attacking skills?
If you partner does not commit to an attack why perform the technique?
When my partner does not commit I stand there and look at them funny.
They then usually ask. "why are you not performing the technique."
Too which I answer. "Why are you not attacking?"
This works every time. :-)
I will not perform at any level less then I wish my partner to perform.
I think you can guess what I voted. Aikido needs both parts, uke and shite. And both parts need to strive for perfection.
just my 0.02