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Old 02-02-2004, 12:00 PM   #20
rcoit
Dojo: northeast aikikai
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 34
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What is the most important aspect taught in all techniques? I believe it is energy-flow. My sensei recently said "Uke determines what nage does." The new student (me for example) learns most by focussing on centering, entering, and subtlety of technique. I learn by accommodating uke in all things. And by focussing on being a proper uke, as well. In the end, uke simply determines initial energy and nage must react appropriately, no matter what. This I must learn to be good at this art and for me to apply it in all things. Uke is never "wrong".
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