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Old 10-24-2011, 11:50 AM   #6
Ketsan
Dojo: Zanshin Kai
Location: Birmingham
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Being overly complacent as Uke

Uke shouldn't move unless moved; ukemi really should be an attempt to regain a stable posture from which to fight back. I think of it this way: If Aikido is about leaning correct body mechanics and uke co-operates with me how does that help me work on my body mechanics? That just creates an illusion of competance and so the more I move into a teaching role the less useful I find a co-operative uke.

Uke is a role for the analysis of what tori is doing; if uke is working to produce the technique then it's fudging the results of tori's technique.
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