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Old 07-07-2006, 01:12 AM   #5
Dojo: Aikido Jinsei Dojo
Location: Chelmsford, MA
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 97
Re: Chiba Sensei Video Clips

Chiba Sensei is my teacher's teacher and thus we follow him down the path....

In our unwritten "training agreement" uke's responsibility is to attack sincerely and to maintain proper connection to nage in order to best absorb / neutralize the counter (which includes but is not limited to the strike to the carotid complex in this case). I'd say that this is pretty typical intent for us especially at the higher level kyu ranks and up.

That said, if I'm getting hit that hard I would consider there to be much room for improvement in my ukemi.



Last edited by mjchip : 07-07-2006 at 01:19 AM.
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