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Old 01-21-2007, 05:18 PM   #3
Tharis
Dojo: Chicago Aikikai
Location: Chicago, IL
Join Date: May 2004
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Re: Poll: In which aikido role do you feel more physically comfortable?

Uke is more comfortable in that I don't have as much responsibility for making everything look right.

Nage is more comfortable because I don't have to fall.

I think it's also true that Uke is more comfortable when training with sempai, and Nage is more comfortable when training with kohai. Taking ukemi for beginners can be awkwrd and very rarely more dangerous, whereas it's more painstaking and challenging to work with an advanced uke who will expect you to do the technique "right."
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