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Old 02-06-2015, 09:56 AM   #48
Tim Ruijs
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Re: YouTube: Christian Tissier, 2014

Markus Rohde wrote: View Post
How can tori ever know whether he really is able to take ukes balance?
Aite should (at higher level) only take ukemi when he feels he can no longer keep his balance.
It is this fine line where your Aikido evolves.....

Markus Rohde wrote: View Post
If you get thrown by a skilled person, you can't prevent from loosing control, you just can prevent from getting hurt.
That 'skilled' person does not really adapt to your level, now is he? Yin/Yang, there should balance between aite and tori (see fine line above).

Markus Rohde wrote: View Post
If you practice aikido as a form of contact dance, it might work this way.

A more skilled tori will break your balance, control you, throw you and pin you on the ground. In that case you are not the one who determines the action.
Again, he is not adapting to the level of aite. You should avoid this type of person, or educate them.
Unfortunately, many practisioners of Aikido act like that...these I do not consider Aikidoka's, but dangerous. They are in competition with you, not 'do'.

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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