Thread: False sense?
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:28 PM   #7
Dojo: Federación Mexicana de Aikido
Location: Mexico City
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 188
Yes it happens, and when it does, when I sense my uke is about to take a dive, I suddenly stop in the middle of the technique, uke of course falls awkwardly and looks kinda silly Then I make them repeat, this time telling them "try to sense the technique (speed, direction, intensity), not anticipate it". The uke/nage dynamic only works if both are sincere and practice to the best of their abilities, regardless of rank or experience. Of course, it takes a while (and a few bumps) to develop the trust and confidence needed for hard/intense/honest practice.
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