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Old 10-07-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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resistance training

(This relates to a previous thread on 'no-touch' throws)

Most of you will know I always rant on about understanding the training method in aikido. The conflict seen when two styles train together and the effectiveness of 'no touch' throws in one dojo but not in another seems to all come down to uke conditioning... they get used to a certain form of technique and almost flip themselves over to accomodate it.

I agree with a cetain level of compliance (to enable the same attack and defence to be practiced repeatedly) and I think as aikidoka we are often unaware that this happens throughout the martial arts (e.g. in judo you don't slip an unexpected punch in or ite their arm), though in a different way.

How do your respective dojo's avoid uke conditioning? Do you think it is necessary to overcome it?

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