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Old 03-11-2009, 03:01 AM   #5
Pauliina Lievonen
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Dojo: Jiki Shin Kan Utrecht
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Re: The speed of a technique

It's very hard to resist "honestly" when you go slow. I say "honestly" because your uke can have the best of intentions and still cheat if they don't quite realize this. When you go slow uke can resist by moving in ways that aren't actually in the direction of their attack, or they can slightly speed up ahead you for example. When you do the technique faster there's less of this kind of thing happening. But also at a faster speed uke might lose some of the focus of their attack which in turn might also make the technique easier. I think if both tori and uke really know what their doing, speed shouldn't make a huge difference.

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