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Old 04-09-2007, 12:40 PM   #6
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Dojo: Iwae Dojo
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Poll: How often do you rely on your training partner for your safe ukemi during a

It's complex.. and it depends upon my partners and in a certain sense is usually a shared responsibility.

With a certain set of partners, I rely entirely upon tori (generally with seniors or peers) to be responsible.

With another set, I take the responsibility as uke (generally for juniors).

With still others where the seniority is unclear because their rank is not necessarily a reflection of their ability, I used to have to decide who was responsible on a case by case basis..

But lately, I find myself tending not to train with those who I cannot give full trust and responsbility too unless, of course, they are simply my juniors and have not yet learned how to be responsible for my body.

Tarik Ghbeish
Jiyūshin-ryū AikiBudō - Iwae Dojo

MASAKATSU AGATSU -- "The true victory of self-mastery."
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