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Old 07-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #49
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Re: Aikido's Attacks -- Reality and Effectiveness

Michael Varin wrote: View Post
Eventually dealing with the counterattacking intent is very important.
Quite! I take it that your meaning is (may be) that uke's original intent to attack does not cease until such time as he is rendered unmoving? Submission, pin & lock, unconscious or just broken?

I would agree that, once students get to a certain point, then free-flow practice should involve the consistently attacking uke, who does not stop at the first foiling off-balance kuzushi touch, but reorients and keeps on coming, trying to keep things going until tori/nage deals with it to onclusion.

If that's not what you meant, then I'm lost.

I find it interesting that the kanji character for kuzushi illustrates a mountain falling on a house.
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