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Old 05-01-2003, 07:42 AM   #1
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technique flexibility

One of Teds e-mails about 'steering a car' and the randori question made me think.

Can anyone do FAST aikido technique in the dojo without any pre-conceived idea of what technique they are going to do?

Although Henry Kono sensei has revolutionised my approach to randori and made it much more flexible, when I look at Ueshiba I tend to think he has 2 or 3 potential techniques in mind when someone attacks him, but his flexibility is that he can then change once he is getting physical feedback from uke. I almost see a progression in response moving through e.g.

ikkyo
irimi-nage
kokyu-nage
tenchi-nage

Any thoughts?
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