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Old 08-05-2011, 07:17 AM   #5
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Re: ineffective technique from sensei?

Another possibility is that the technique is "failing" because sensei believes you can't or won't take ukemi and doesn't want to hurt you. That's been known to happen, although more often it's a case of senior students working with junior students -- usually a 3rd dan can get the point across even with a stubborn student.
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