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Old 03-13-2006, 08:43 PM   #9
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Re: Saito Sensei & the no-hands throw

Dirk Hanss wrote:
That is simple or more complex psychology.

yes, I think if you condition uke well enough, so soon, he will throw himself right when you look at him.

All these no-hands/touch throws are working really good ........only on aikido uke. There are very many ppl that progressively enter in such illusory world, some shihans included. One important part of this picture is a fact, that these days we teach how to receive technique and how to take falls safely. So often, the beauty of fall/ukemi becomes more important then actual efficient technique.

Some ppl seriously think that if they are able to make high flying break falls they become very good aikidoka.
Others think, they must do beautiful ukemi to make looks good their teacher's technique.

That how was born McAikido.


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