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Old 02-28-2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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Have you given the above feedback to the person who hurt you? To your teacher?

I think it makes sense to "take it easy" on beginners who have trouble taking the ukemi until their ukemi improves. However, aikido is a physical art -- sooner or later, as uke, you'll be needing to take a lot through the body. Sometimes, this will be uncomfortable, especially if you're learning the physical movements. But, I think the discomfort should be healthy -- "healthy discomfort" -- rather than one that induces fear.

Hope that helps.

-- Jun

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