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Old 09-02-2001, 12:45 PM   #11
Fudo_Tai
Dojo: Spokane Budo Circle (Various Parks)
Join Date: Aug 2001
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[quote]Originally posted by MJO
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[i]Originally posted by Fudo_Tai


"Even change ups have intent.

A curve ball is fully a curve ball.

Aikidoka should still intend to hit the target."

Hello David,
I agree with you. As I had explained, a fake, but committed/intentional attack could be possibly used as a "change-up" to give the experienced tori/nage the ability to create waza from that type of attack. Just an "hypothetical" attempt, I guess. Personally, I would rather stick to committed attacks.

I would also feel the same frustration as you if my training partners gave only non-committed attacks. However, these type of attacks have made me aware of my own role as uke. This way, I can work towards correcting myself and provide some feedback if my partner continues to attack without intention. (or perhaps casually mentioning it to a senior or your instructor) The ukes may not even be aware of their lack of intention...

Either way, I still feel communication and positive feedback can help with those who deliver non-committed attacks.

Mike
Totally,
Communication is what it is all about. When you bow to your dancing/Aikido/Whatever partner, you cannot expect to not communicate.

If your partner is not fully dancing, then bring your dancing down several notches so your partner notices.

~Dave.

D. C. Chapman,
The Spokane Budo Circle.
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