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Old 12-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #32
Susan Dalton
Dojo: Greensboro Kodokan
Location: Greensboro
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 346
Re: How to deal with irritating partner?

I am enjoying this discussion. Naga Baba, you raise an excellent point. Sometimes we are trying to do what is demonstrated, but something close and not quite it is in our body memory, and that's what we're doing. I remember a student in our dojo had come from the Yoshinkan tradition. Someone thought he was being disrespectful by not doing exactly what was being taught. But when I visit a different style, I have the same problem. I have to keep trying, which is why I like practicing sometimes with different styles. Doing so reminds me that aikido is about perseverance and overcoming my own frustration, even more than doing a perfect technique.
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