Respect and Sincerity in Training
For women training with men there are two scenarios that sometimes come up and offer nothing but frustration… And I’m sure some men might relate as well...
Your uke is a new student who intentionally blocks you, with a ‘let’s see you handle this’ look on their face. Unfortunately, retaliation is not in the spirit of Aikido.
Your uke is an experienced black belt who is ‘fragile-handle-with-care’ gentle, offering absolutely no resistance. Unfortunately, retaliation is not in the spirit of Aikido.