Thread: Punishing Uke
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:12 AM   #15
DaveS
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Re: Punishing Uke

In my limited experience, I've found that heavy resistance against a senoir student or (particularly) sensei when they're trying to do a particular technique results in them changing technique and direction to move with your resistance, and you just end up getting thrown a lot harder and in a direction that you weren't expecting, which isn't too pleasant. Resisting hard against a junior student just stops them doing the technique and learning something - it seems to be quite easy to resist a technique if you know exactly what's coming and know that nage (eg me) doesn't know how to flow into a different technique and isn't perfect on the initial technique.

But there seems to be a fine line between making it hard to learn by resisting too much and making it hard to learn by throwing yourself across the room every time nage looks at you.
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