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Old 09-28-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
R.A. Robertson
Dojo: Still Point Aikido Center
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 339
Re: VOE: Active Resistance

[quote=Jun Akiyama;190743]Hi folks,
[\]What are your thoughts on active resistance from uke during regular keiko? [\]

Jun, I think just about anything that remains safe and respectful is fair game. But it should be appropriate to the lesson at hand. A moderately capable uke can sabotage nearly any specific technique, if that's their goal. If nage is forced to stay in form, the odds are very much stacked against them. You can learn a lot that way, but you usually wind up learning technique rather than aikido...

When nage is free to be as adaptable as necessary, then uke can be free to try whatever resistance they want.

It takes two to resist, you know.

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