Thread: What to do...?
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:50 AM   #9
Ed Shockley
Dojo: aikikai of Philadelphia
Location: philadelphia
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 84
Re: What to do...?

I am confused by the response of Dennis Good. You talk about henka waza and kaeshi waza very clearly (changing from one technique to another) but seem to say that it is not taught in your dojo? I know that it is a test requirement in most federations that I visit so wonder if you simply missed those classes or come from someplace where it is not required for 1st kyu and dan testing? two ideas that I will add for the resisting uke are, 1) train very slowly and search for the spot that creates kuzushi (breaking of balance) 2) move slightly just before the point of grabbing so that uke has already begun sinking and cannot therefore lock down.
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