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Old 11-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #30
Tim Ruijs
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Re: Controlling balance of attacker

Szczepan Janczuk wrote: View Post
But when Uke become very active, suddenly all delusions of grandeur go away and we are faced with painful reality -- our techniques always sucks.
This is more caused by trying to execute a specific technique where the situation is not really suited rather than 'sucky' technique on its own.
Do not forget Aikido technique is for training/learning purposes. When aite quickly changes intend and/or attack the situation becomes more and more similar to actual fight. You leave the training premisses and have to adopt. Think randori: you hardly/never see yokomen kote gaeshi, shiho nage. Why is that? takes took long given the speed of the attacker. You cannot match your movement with that of aite.

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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