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Old 09-03-2004, 05:35 AM   #13
maikerus
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Re: Assertive vs Confrontational?

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Stuart Norton wrote:
This seems really bizarre.
I've always trained where you do 1 side, then the other side, then swap roles & repeat until you're told to change partners or until sensei teaches the next technique.
Interesting. My experience is the same as Stuart's.


With 2 People:

P1 (shite) P2 (uke) Left side/Right side
Shite/Uke Change
P2 (shite) P1 (uke) Left side/Right side
Shite/Uke Change

and repeat....


With 3 people we do:

P1 (shite) with P2 (uke) Left Side/Right Side
P1 (shite) with P3 (uke) Left Side/Right Side
P2 (shite) with P3 (uke) Left Side/Right Side
P2 (shite) with P1 (uke) Left Side/Right Side
P3 (shite) with P1 (uke) Left Side/Right Side
P3 (shite) with P2 (uke) Left Side/Right Side

and repeat...

It works fairly well and I use that method when teaching to make sure everyone has had at least one or two shots at being shite and uke.

This isn't actually set in stone and partners do do multiple tries on the same uke when they are trying to figure something out. Sometimes uke wants to work on that and they ask to be thrown more than twice in a row.

cheers,

--Michael

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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