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Old 09-02-2009, 11:31 AM   #14
Join Date: Aug 2002
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Re: "Hidden in Plain Sight" - ukemi as a training tool

"I can see how going with "Nage is Uke" can lead to the statement that "the teacher (Nage) is taking ukemi", but to me that's no more than a confusion of terms. I hope the above mapping with uchidachi/shidachi clarifies my point of view.
ok, so another way to paraphrase (keeping modern aikido roles)

Nage teaches by being defeated by Uke

Now, that sounds like a sneaky way of teaching ( and the mother of all excuses for screwing up a tech)

Last edited by Alfonso : 09-02-2009 at 11:37 AM.

Alfonso Adriasola
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