View Single Post
Old 09-29-2004, 09:36 AM   #16
Dojo: Burhan Felek Sport Center-Istanbul
Location: Istanbul
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 110
Re: Poll: How often do you strongly resist your partner's technique as uke during aikido training?

I had my 2.nd Kyu test on Monday. I demonstrated the techniques on a guy, whom I had practised with just 1 or 2 times. I was asked to do kata dori (ikkyo-nikkyo-sankyo and yonko). But the guy was holding really hard, and resisted while I was trying to do my technique...

as Ron said "punch in nose"
I just touched his chin softly

it worked, I walked in for ikkyo but resistance again. You know, in "classical" ikkyo, you do 2 steps (push his arm to his head and pull it while walking on the different direction)...he did not let me do that and I forced to lie him, directly where I was standing...

result; sensei told me to tread my uke kinder (I could not blame - "he is resisting", could I ?)

I resist while practising when I think that he is doing wrong. I do not like saying "you are doing it wrong". What's more, if he is performing the technique correct - resisting does not work anyway.

PS: I passed the test
  Reply With Quote