Re: Instructor got mad because I didnt fall
[quote=Ian Hurst]Although I happily agree with your intent as regards training, focusing on a particular technique to the exclusion of all else no matter what shape/resistance you're presented can be detrimental as this idea can creep into randori.
I'm not (nor often believe I will reach) at the stage that one technique will work under all circumstances, especially with an aware uke. So I'd probably just change the technique to one which fits the circumstances better. QUOTE]
I only use "ikkyo" as an example. One should focus on polishing all the basic techniques in kata with the appropriate partners at appropriate levels. Ikkyo (the first teaching) is a good example. It trains one on the basic essential movements of aikido - irimi.& tenkan. If one cannot master irimi and tenkan movements, then one can forget about the randori.