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Old 04-25-2006, 07:50 AM   #55
Dennis Good
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 29
Re: Instructor got mad because I didn't fall

I believe that part of Uke's responsibility is to give feedback and as they gain experience they can give more precise feedback. Sensei cannot see everything at all times and it also causes people to think critically about the technique which will cause an understanding of the technique not just regurgitation. It is not a challenge to the teachers authority to give constructive criticism to your partner as long as it is done in an appropriate manner. The problem is that some people need to learn to leave there ego's at the door. I myself love when someone I'm working with gives me feedback to improve my technique.
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