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Old 02-02-2004, 11:44 AM   #21
Nafis Zahir
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Dojo: Bucks County Aikido
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 425
Uke is wrong in one instance. When an uke tries to avoid the technique, fight against it, or try to show you what he "could" do, then this is wrong. An uke should receive the technique. I've had students try that with me and I let them go, knowing that I could still do the technique or change it, but then they would get hurt and that is not Aikido! It is one thing for someone the same rank as you or above to point out a suke' in the true spirit of give & take, but for someone to "fight" against you and risk injury because they have something to prove is wrong and dangerous.

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