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Old 04-21-2006, 02:39 PM   #23
Rachel Strickman
Location: Helsinki
Join Date: Mar 2005
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Re: Poll: How important is physical resistance in your aikido training?

to David,

When tori starts doing the technique before you have even grabbed their wrist-- you are expected to sort of run around pursuing that point of contact and then fall over at the appropriate point, sometimes even then without them touching you at all. I suppose if you have a) a super-committed uke and b) someone who believes in the efficacy of "maniupulating the energy flow" it can be sincere training, but for me, it just degenerates into formulaic dance.
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