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Old 11-15-2001, 08:13 AM   #34
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
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NB when demonstrating a technique, if the attack is not appropriate to the technique I am going to demonstrate I do whatever technique is suitable at the time. After this I either ask for a different 'style' of attack, or sometimes just get a different uke. I have now got to know who leans forward, who leans backward, who tries to use strength and who will disconnect ASAP. I hope his provides a better view of what should be done in Aikido technique for my students* (it is also often quite dramatic 'cos the uke goes exactly where they least expect).


(* I also hate to say 'the attack should be different' too much, 'cos it sounds like an excuse)

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