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Old 10-31-2005, 12:01 AM   #11
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Re: Poll: If you didn't train at all as uke, would you still be training aikido?

I had to think real hard about this one and had to read other people's thoughts before coming to a conclusion of "no". The response that made me think the way i did was regarding Aikido being about give and take. I'm getting a little metaphysical, but in my understanding, you can't have the yin without the yang and vice versa. In the same sense, I don't think an individual's training can have the nage aspect without some uke aspect too, and vice versa.
Tough question though and I don't feel I can answer with authority given my current level of training.
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