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Old 02-26-2011, 02:34 PM   #17
Janet Rosen
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Re: static vs. dynamic waza

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
I wonder why in Aikido, the person to play the roll of nage first is always the senior student?
I agree that it makes a lot more sense for the sr to uke first.

I believe Ellis Amdur and others have addressed the historical issue of OSensei changing this - something to do with belief that repeated receiving of technique would have an effect n terms of changing the students' bodies to better use aiki or ? - I don't recall the details and perhaps others will step forward with the relevant info - I do remember thinking at the time I read it, well that's one teaching paradigm that didn't take....

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