Giancarlo DiPierro (G DiPierro) wrote:
Chuck, I agree with your last statement but I don't believe that the role of uke constitutes the content of Aikido beyond techniques that make someone give up or fall down. If you are saying that role of nage is nothing more than locking joints and throwing people, then it follows that the role of uke is nothing more than safely falling when someone locks your joints or throws you. By that definition, it certainly couldn't be deemed essential to learning Aikido.
No, that's not what I was trying to say. However, I think I did say what I wanted to say. Interpret it as you will.