Thread: Kaeshiwaza
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:26 AM   #26
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Re: Kaeshiwaza

Kaishiwaza is tricky stuff. I believe kaishiwaza exists for two reasons:
1. To better understand aikido technique and interaction between partners
2. To protect against injury during poorly executed technique

I believe kaishiwaza is "advanced" in the sense that students should first learn to to execute a technique before they learn to reverse a technique. In general, I think a competent student can expect to be comfortable executing a technique in the 5-10 year sweet spot; there will be some who excel and some who do not excel.

I feel a good curriculum for students has plenty of technique on which to focus training efforts. Kaishiwaza can wait.