Thread: Resistance?
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
Dojo: Long Island Aikikai (Bay Shore)
Location: New York
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Re: Resistance?

David Skaggs wrote: View Post

Uke does not have that choice.

I think they do... especially when someone has an injury or is not up to the skill level where they could safely take ukemi for the intensity of a particular throw. Of course, there are some to do it to test, but that can CAUSE injury to one or both parties. Unless... we're advocating not giving uke a choice at all and just forcing a technique regardless of uke's skill or ability physical fitness?

That's where my curiosity lies--when does it stop becoming cooperative practice and starts becoming an issue of whether or not you could down a person?

I'm not brave or smart or particularly generous, but I'll take my values and live by them--and that is my standard measurement of strength.

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