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Old 08-28-2013, 08:31 PM   #11
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Re: dealing with uke from hell

Susan Dalton wrote: View Post
When I came to pick him up, I noticed that he was working with someone who used strength and size to stop every technique. Then it was my son's turn to be uke. "Uh oh," I thought, "he's going to do the exact same thing back to this guy" because of course that's what I would have done. But no, he was the same relaxed, committed uke he always is. To me, that was aikido.
Mary Eastland wrote: View Post
What a splendid example of what Aikido is.
Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
I have at times with such students, if their technique as nage isn't dangerous to me but their ukemi isn't offering me what I think I need to learn from, simply offered to continue in the role of uke, smiling and saying I learn so much more that way...and just focus on my ukemi skills from good attack through maintaining softness and connection....
i think there certainly is a great aspect to develop and nurture--i.e. continuing to maintain self-control as uke when you have been treated difficultly by the training partner. but i'm wondering what your thoughts would be specifically on the role of tori in such situations?
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