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Old 12-02-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
Janet Rosen
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Re: The uke/nage paradigm

Dean Suter wrote: View Post
I practised aikido for nine years and then moved into a koryu. In classic budo, the uke/uchitachi is the senior partner and the person doing the technique is the junior. In this case it is uke's job to 'teach' nage by providing problems to solve in his or her technique. This does not mean being immovable or being completely compliant. It means making the technique just hard enough for nage.
Yep. Eminently sensible.

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