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Old 02-11-2008, 12:57 PM   #43
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Workshop with Mike Sigman on Ki in Aikido

Bob you bring up a good point concerning "proper uke". It was interesting the difference in Mike's methodology vice what I have considered in aikido in the past.

Prior to this, I would have said that this type of Uke was "incorrect" as it was not "responsive" in the nature of a "real attack".

You are correct that it is a challenge. It represents what I consider to be a huge difference. Many might interpret it as not being a "true attack" or "true pressure" therefore, invalidating the "reality" of our art.

Communicating and understaning the difference in this way of training is going to be a challenge. My partner and I had to be reminded many times that we were not doing it correct over the weekend!

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