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Old 10-24-2011, 12:04 PM   #10
Tim Ruijs
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Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
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Re: Being overly complacent as Uke

The role of uke (allthough I prefer aite) is to allow tori to learn the technique. Obviously there are several layers in learning each of which require a different aite.
Once the global form is there aite can become tougher (resist more) and see whether or not tori can still maintain control of the situation. Another step is that aite tries to take over the technique at possible openings of aite.
Perhaps aite should try to be the opponent tori can only just manage to control.

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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