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Old 02-20-2006, 12:05 AM   #45
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Re: The Nage/Uke Dynamic - Guidelines

Hello David,

I realize that the view presented was Giancarlo's. I thought it was an interesting theory and such wondered how it played into your dojo's dynamics.

Myself, I have been fortunate in my martial upbringing as to have had instructors that where very hands on. Even my exchanges with Terada sensei were unexpected considering his advancement in age. There is nothing compared to the rush of adrenalin one gets when presented with the opportunity to do a technique on the senior man of the system [at the time] and have to choose between either a show of control and effectiveness or to heed the advice of your own instructor to ‘take it easy" [with my skill level at the time, they definitely where not one and the same!].

At any rate, I appreciate the fact that he was willing to take ukemi for me. It really says a lot about him as a teacher.

I thought the question of whether or not your teaching methods having had to change was probably premature but I thought I'd give it a go anyway.


Last edited by Charlie : 02-20-2006 at 12:11 AM.

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