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Old 10-31-2011, 06:45 AM   #40
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
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Re: Being overly complacent as Uke

Tim Ruijs wrote: View Post
Really? You did not understand my point? do is study, jujutsu is about fighting...Please not this again. No, it is not about hurting people....

Does it really matter why (or when) aite taps out? Tori must respect this decision at all times.
I think Don Magee described it pretty well. I also believe it is a process that takes a little while. At first (when you start Aikido) you might be tempted to resist the pain/hold: to see how much you can take. After a while you will start to understand what Aikido is about and this fades away. It is about protecting yourself.

Agreed. Nice example of why tori must respect aite's decision to tap out.
Tim, in short I would answer yes. To be aware as to those times when obeying the tapping out rule does not apply.

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