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Old 12-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #17
Michael Douglas
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 434
United Kingdom
Re: a teaching mistake

Avi Rosenberg wrote: View Post
...On one occasion, when I was managing the practice, I tried to show a particularly advanced technique towards the end of the practice. I performed the technique quickly and unexpectedly and my uke did not understand what I wanted to do.
Showing off?
You were supposed to be "managing the practice".
I agree with the posters who have implied 'do something simpler you can do well'.

David Maidment wrote: View Post
...The best uke is one who is not being an uke, if you get what I mean.
You don't usually get many of them in an Aikido dojo, and bear in mind for a lot of posters on this forum the 'best' uke is one who is absolutely being an uke. But I absolutely agree with you David.
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