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Old 02-20-2006, 02:43 AM   #9
Dirk Hanss
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Re: Poll: How important is the notion of "gaining advantage over your partner" in your aikido training?

Just another understanding of the question:
In teaching/learning techniques, do you teach train first "gaining advantage" and then the flow comes by practicing hundreds of times or do you teach/practice mainly the correct movement and blending - maybe dancing - and when you are improving on those, nage will gain advantage/control over uke by time?
Using this interpretation my answer was as stupid as it can be: Somewhat important as neither extreme is right.

But it might even depend upon the level of experience.


I would say it is a good question as neither the answer nor the interpretation is prefixed. Maybe such an open question is not ideal for a poll
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