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Old 12-30-2006, 03:31 PM   #16
Location: Auckland
Join Date: Sep 2002
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New Zealand
Re: The MOST important technique?

Kevin Wilbanks wrote:
, and the 'advanced' class just means there are no raw beginners there who need special help with their basic falling skills.
Unfortunately that's my experience as well. What I'd most likely to see is the setting of a culture that allows and even expects failure from nage. I remember teaching a couple of classes where I told the group that if as nage they're not getting clobbered from time to time it means either uke was going through the motions or nage wasn't testing to see where their limits were in terms of timing, entering etc. Unfortunately I just got a bunch of blank looks back.

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