I garee with you George. The new comers don't realize that I am being particularly slow when I brake things down for explanation or for their lack of experience. A few have gotten cocky, tried to spin out as if it would make me look like I am teaching an ineffective technique or I am incompetant as an aikidoka and this is when I put them straight down with a kokyunage etc. Afterwards I emphasize that "spinning out" is horse play and when I break things down, it is due to their experience level for which I am being cautious. So, After one good time of showing them that spinning will not work with me, it ends the problem immediately.
I should say that first, I let them spin out as to avoid having to do that and explain that it is for their benefit their way I carry the technique out. The 2nd time, if any, is when I get them!
Last edited by ikkitosennomusha : 03-14-2004 at 02:20 PM.