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.