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Old 08-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #76
Mary Eastland
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
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Re: ki testing...emphasis on both uke and nage getting stronger

Hi Keith:

I like what you said about testing. Ki testing is a process. Some people can be tested quite strongly and are fine, others must be given more leeway.

Now during technique I believe that uke should only fall if their balance is taken. Sometimes that causes problems when I think a student should be somewhere they are not. I do fall sometimes when I am not thrown because I am big and seem to be intimidating to some students. I am reminded by my instructor that it is not up to me to determine where a student is in their process.