[quote=David Orange][quote=Keith Krajewski]I think that resistance definitely has its place within any training.
I think it's wrong to resist to the point that people get frustrated and quit. You shouldn't resist so much that they never experience success in the technique, but once they have the general idea, the only way to make it more accurate and realistic is to resist their technique when it breaks down.
Thanks for the reply.
Well, idk what aikido dojo you go to, and i'm not saying there is/was anything wrong with it, but personally in our dojo we do practice resistance.
Like you said, we don't do it to the point where people get frustrated but we do practice it.
And then there are other times where we don't practice it. I think not practicing it allows nage to get a feel for the technique and then later on resistance can be applied after nage has the hang of things.
But anyway, i just thought i'd let you know of a counter-example