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Old 05-22-2017, 12:04 AM   #11
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Muden Juku Daito Ryu and internal training

Looks to me like extreme uke training. I have no problem with that as a good uke will help tori learn too. However, too much of this will instil superman belief in the 'fool' and invite ridicule from onlookers. Good ukemi is an essential tool to learn aiki, even hard aiki, but too often it just creates paper supermen whose 'belief' in their own ability is dependent upon how compliant their uke is trained to be - a downward spiral to nowhere honest.

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