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Old 10-31-2005, 12:13 PM   #17
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 522
Re: Poll: If you didn't train at all as uke, would you still be training aikido?

I read the question the other way--would I still go to class? I don't think I would; it would be too frustrating, and I'd probably take up tai chi instead.

Due to weird mixes of students in some classes I have had brief experiences of nage-only and uke-only training, and I can't say I would thrive on either one, but given my choice I'd be uke.

It would still be aikido, I just wouldn't be getting as much out of it if I were only nage.

Mary Kaye
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