Thread: funny moments
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:21 AM   #59
Dojo: Tobu Chiku Aikikai
Location: Brussels
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 99
Re: funny moments

Some time ago I was practicing a tenkan technique with my sensei as uke.
He blocked my wrist with all his force in his arms and said: "you have to use your center, otherwise the technique does not work."
Then I just did the same technique but with my hips turned a little more to him... Actually nothing changed.
But he reduced the force in his arms so he didn't block my wrist anymore. Then he said: "see, now it works, you have to use your center".

I understand his point was that I had to use my center... but wether I was using that center or not... he just reduced force to let me do the technique. It didn't show me that the technique worked by using my center...

Last edited by bulevardi : 03-17-2010 at 07:29 AM.

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