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Old 09-02-2009, 04:06 PM   #18
Phil Van Treese
Dojo: Tampa Judo and Aikido Dojo, Tampa, Fl
Location: Tampa, Florida
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 177
Re: In the moment....transitioning into another technique

If I am working with an uke and he doesn't like to cooperate, I owe it to him/her to ask them to cooperate with the technique. If they don't like to cooperate or they continue to choose not to cooperate for whatever reason, I will drop them in a heartbeat and then tell them, in no uncertain terms, that we are to do what the instr has taught us. With cooperation, we all learn. If someone doesn't like to cooperate then they are taking away a chance to learn. That is pure ego and that we don't need.
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