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Old 06-01-2006, 11:52 AM   #19
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Randori, Sempai and experiences

Hmmm, expand? No, there are personal relationships involved, and I don't believe in bandying those about on the net. I think we have enough to go on...if anyone is interested in the turn this has taken.

Not resisting and unable to resist. Well, if I am not resisting to begin with, unable to resist doesn't really show, does it? But if I am resisting, doing my utmost not to be thrown, but find I can't sucseed, then I know something has taken place, and I want to know what. At the same time, there is a difference between 'resisting' and 'attacking with no thought to take a fall', isn't there?

I find that these are questions that go to the heart of a lot of issues in aikido...

compete vs don't compete
internal vs external power generation
uke vs nage relationships
effective vs not effective

You could probably go on and on...

Best,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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