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Old 10-30-2005, 10:12 AM   #5
markwalsh
Dojo: Airenjuku Brighton
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Re: Poll: If you didn't train at all as uke, would you still be training aikido?

There are two ways of reading this question (to my mixed up Brit mind):

- Would it be aikido if one were only doing nage waza?
- Would you still be going to class if you could only do nage waza?

To me the heart of aikido is its reciprocal nature, though I appreciate for the elderly how ukemi can become difficult. Personally, I'd rather drop the nage than the ukemi given a choice.

Good question either way,

Mark
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