bad technique vs. resistance
Hi- I'm sorry if this has been discussed to death...but I have a question and situation I am curious to hear your ideas about.
Um...In Aikido...what is the difference between someone resisting energy and you doing a poor technique?
I worked with a guy doing Shihonage the other day and I could only move him slightly before I felt a lot of resistance----"I was like man my technique is not good"----but my instincts were like "I ain't gonna fight this guy" so I moved him as far as I could and then changed sides.
I wasn't frustrated, just curious- the guy says "You want me to stop resisting? I find it helps me learn when people resist, but I can stop." I said, no, you just do what you want to. Its cool.
When I felt the resistance I noticed other techniques that were opening up...but it wasn't what the teacher showed so I just kept failing at Shihonage.
What do you guys think? Should your techniques work even when someone gets super rigid and muscled up?