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Old 06-18-2006, 08:26 PM   #3
Shannon Frye
Dojo: Aikido Fellowship of VA / Chesapeake Va
Location: Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 184
Re: Poll: How often do you find yourself having to suppress your own natural responses as uke during aikido practice?

It's always hard for me to supress the instictuive (and learned ) response to do something other than allow someone to throw me on the ground.

Interesting related question for ya'll - if ukemi is what we (aikidoka) do to get out of a worse situation (broken limb), how come it all seems to end with the fall? I've never seen aikido train "what to do after" if you are the one falling to avoid a broken arm. If I have to jump into ukemi, just because I hit the ground doesn't mean the fight is over.

Just a thought -
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