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Old 08-11-2005, 08:57 AM   #5
Robert Rumpf
Dojo: Academy of Zen and the Ways
Location: Kailua, HI
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 164
Re: Poll: How important a part of aikido training is having good attacking skills?

I voted critically important because this refers to "aikido training."

By "good attacking skills" I mean that uke can consistently knowingly repeat a given attack. In addition, uke should have the ability to vary this attack appropriately according to circumstances.

This is especially true in the standard kata-esque practice that we do most of the time, but also true at a more subtle level when learning randori or jiyuwaza.

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