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End the collusion with randori

I've published a couple of responses to Stanley Pranin's interesting article about collusion in aikido.  You can see my previous articles here and here.
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Today I wanted to mention that you can put an end to the collusion by doing randori.  Real randori - not what most aikidoka (including myself) like to play.  Let me splain'.
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It is not really randori when you get one (or two or three) guys and tell them that their role in the game is to attack tori and take falls for him.  This is perhaps a step away from kata toward randori, but it is not randori because you have defined who is tori and who is uke.  In this sort of practice, if uke "wins" by hitting tori, then both uke and tori have failed.  Tori has failed to defend himself and uke has been a noncompliant uke (which is a no-no).  The problem is in the definition of the roles.
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It is not really randori when one guy is defined to be the winner and everyone else has to take falls for him.  It's a free throwing exercise.
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It's only real randori when you have two tori and each is trying to trick or skill the other guy into switching roles and becoming uke.  It is only randori when either player can win (by making the other guy become uke).
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So, one way you can end the collusion is by simply ending it.  Just stop it.  Stop defining ukes and toris and start trying some less compliant modes of randori.
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Patrick Parker is a Christian, husband, father, martial arts teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: mokurendojo@gmail.com or phone 601.248.7282 木蓮
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