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Old 05-04-2006, 01:25 PM   #122
Location: Indiana
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,311
Re: Instructor got mad because I didnt fall

Anne Marie Giri wrote:
Why don't you tell us what you think he means. I actually disagree with this to a certain extent. The Uke can be wrong at times especially when they lock out and put themselves in a more vulnerable position. But at the same times it can be fun to work with people who do that as long as you are skilled enough to not get frustrated and they have good enough ukemi where they will not get hurt.

Well, I never really gave it much thought. I would guess that he means you should learn to blend with uke no matter what he gives you. I would also say he means for you to not be so stuck on a technique. If uke resists or is unaffected by your technique it is up to you to change what you are doing, not the uke. Uke's feedback is a important part of the leanring process. If you can't learn to blend and lead your uke as the situation changes then you are just doing choreographed dancing. But that is just what his quote means to me.
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