Re: Poll: If you didn't train at all as uke, would you still be training aikido?
It seems that the spirit of Aikido training incorporates both aspects to be complete. In the teachings of O Sensei as well as doka written by O Sensei there are many mentions of the male/ female, water/ fire and giving / receiving aspects in relation to Aiki and Aikido. It would lead one to beleive( at least a simple mind such as my own) that attempting to train in Aikido as only Nage would be incomplete at best or not really Aikido at all.
Could you imagine how much longer it might take a person to learn a technique from only the Nage's perspective. I will gladly continue to be Uke at just the thought of that alone.
Thanks for the time,
Last edited by Chef CJ : 10-30-2005 at 10:43 AM.