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Old 07-17-2002, 08:41 PM   #11
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
Perhaps this is an issue which you should take up with your instructor. It's easy for someone to stop a technique when they know exactly how you are going to move-especially when 1st learning the move. However, mutual practice is not about stopping the other person and correcting them unless you are the instructor. Too many teachers on the mat leads to injury. Ukemi means to receive the technique. If your uke is stopping everything he/she is not feeling the energy of the technique and is not learning how to properly receive the technique. Generally speaking, if someone stops you and your are moving properly with hip power your can continue to execute the technique. Atemi is also effective. Another alternative is to as suggested, do something else. The best thing to do though is take up the issue with your instructor.
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