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Old 11-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #31
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 698
Re: "Don't use strength!"

Heather Randolph wrote: View Post
My Sensei was having us become really tired at a seminar and told us that when people are tired their muscles relax and their throws improve.
Drift alert ...
IME when this tired phase happens uke just stops giving 'real' attacks so as nage I can get away with garbage that normally would not work at all. Things do 'seem' to work better/easier but when I look objectively I just see the collusion factor escalate through the roof.

The only saving grace to the type of training (that I can find) is when so depleted I focus more on how to move myself and tend to just ignore uke - this can have lasting effects but this method is certainly not very efficient towards that end.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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