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Old 02-26-2011, 05:57 PM   #20
Janet Rosen
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Re: static vs. dynamic waza

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Peter Gröndahl wrote: View Post
Even if we were to change the roles (senior uke, junior nage) in common practice, would it make any real difference as long as we keep switching roles all the time (2 or 4 techniques)?
Yes, I find it does make a difference in that when working with a newbie, they watch the instructor demo and if I then have them immediately work on the technique they have a sense of connection between what they saw and what they are asking their bodies to do. If I instead ask them to jump into attacking/receiving mode it is more of a cognitive leap and instead of smooth demo to training transition in which I shape their nagewaza via my ukemi, all of a sudden I am having to teach the ukemi...so I feel my first round as nage is sort of wasted and me leading off as uke is more efficient n
YMMV.

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