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Old 02-11-2008, 03:18 PM   #47
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Re: Workshop with Mike Sigman on Ki in Aikido

Franco Cuminato wrote: View Post
Hey Chris:

If I understood Mike correctly, he wanted uke to make a "solid" grab so as to allow nage to get a feel for the connection between uke's and nage's centers, and then be able to affect uke's center.
Thanks, cool. Sounds like what I was talking about.

Franco Cuminato wrote: View Post
Somebody asked "what if uke's grab is limp?" and Mike's answer was along the lines of "then I step on their foot".
Even for slow 'static' interactions, there has to be an attack. A lot of times for us, that 'attack' is just uke trying to get into nage's spine through the limb(s). Even in this context, someone has to be attacking. If uke isn't going to attack, nage might as well do it!

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