Giancarlo DiPierro (G DiPierro) wrote:
Edward, I didn't it see that way at all. How did Dan sacrifice his dignity? His perceived himself as nothing more than a low-level teacher of Aikido and his actions were consistant with that role. Had he been capable of handling the TKD man's attack, then the correct way of handling the situation would have been much different. .
He took the ukemei he was capable of handling the attack. More than that he was capable of choosing the attack.
Choosing your opponents attack is about as good as strategy gets.