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Old 01-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #23
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Leading your uke?

if you do the normal ushiro stuffs where uke tries to run around you, then the whole leading/following sort of make sense. if you have uke from hell, who just comes straight in and grab your arm then either off balance you through some sort of ikkyo or kotegaeshi shape, then follow with hitting you repeatedly, then the whole leading/following would just be silly. come to think of it, the whole ushiro stuffs are kinda silly, at least to me, unless it's about exploring some aikido principles like this

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