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Old 05-08-2006, 02:46 AM   #16
Josh Reyer
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Re: In the dojo, 90% of Aikido is uke

Leon Aman wrote:
Hmmm...isn't that a tori must control his/her uke and not an uke control a tori?

What Hanna means is that if uke doesn't attack, or grab tori's wrist, or advance, or anything like that, there's nothing for tori to do. You can irimi-nage air, but I don't know if you can really call it aikido.

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