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Old 07-18-2017, 04:39 PM   #20
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Re: Aikido against strong people...

Krystal Locke wrote: View Post
Why are you trying an aikido move versus doing the technique that the situation calls for? If you want to do a specific technique, you might have to do a lot of preparation to set up the correct situation.
Maybe because that is what the teacher is teaching and the student is not advanced to the point of knowing how to do free technique and reversals? Sometimes teachers don't want their students just doing whatever they feel is right because they want the student to work on something specific? Maybe the student does not yet have enough experience to be able to discern ,"what the situation calls for"?

If one wants to practice a specific technique and this is what is being taught it isn't really good form to be a resistant uke to the point of making your fellow students feel discouraged from trying to learn.That sort of thing is best left for two similar level students who have been around a bit and who have both agreed that that is the kind of practice they are up for.
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