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Old 06-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Re: Viva la resistance!

Since this is aikido training, what alternatives to continuing to do aikido technique do you suggest?

I would consider that learning to handle resisting ukes is an important part of aikido training. Of couse, so is learning how to resist/attack without leaving yourself completely open. Hell, if all we ever did was nice flowing prearranged forms I would get bored out of my mind. Not that that doesn't also have its purpose. But I hate the thought of aikido training always being done the same way, leaving important dimensions of the art unexplored.

Jonathan Olson
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