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Old 09-12-2013, 01:46 PM   #26
Bill Danosky
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Dojo: BN Yoshinkan
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: Beginners should not be allowed to act as uke.

There is some perfect ratio of impressing noobs with the effectiveness of Aikido : killing them, but no one really knows what it is. Varies widely, depending on the martial-to-art ratio or "fluff factor" of your dojo. And the expectations of the student. Sometimes you get a little challenge, and a "brisk" response is what they actually want. Do that with the average pre-retiree and you have probably lost a practice partner.
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