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Old 04-19-2006, 08:26 AM   #15
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Poll: How important is physical resistance in your aikido training?

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So if you get a new guy, and the form requires that uke lean forward for the technique to work, but this new guy decides he wants to make it hard on you, so he leans backward instead, this becomes a problem (he has decided resistance means leaning back, but that won't work with the form).
Or, you could draw his power out, using (as an example) the shape of your hands and the power of your spine to lead him into pushing and leaning forward even when he wants to pull and lean backward. It's really fun to see the look in their eyes when this happens.

But I really liked that post, Chris.

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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