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Old 03-09-2003, 01:07 PM   #17
Don_Modesto
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Re: Timing

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George S. Ledyard wrote:
...perceive the instant that the attacker makes the DECISION to attack. You can feel this being done when you train with the really great teachers...When you take ukemi from someone at this level you often feel as if your ability to be a good uke is compromised. You are left with the desire to be able to say "I am sorry. Can I try that one again?" It is very disconcerting but after a while you realize that it isn't your attacks that are bad, it's that they have been defeated just as they started to take place.
That puts my mind at ease a bit. All this time I thought it was me. Thanks again, George!

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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