On tensing: “Are you allowing uke to intercept your technique?” by Stanley Pranin

The interesting thing is that uke is also able to read these impulses that nage sends to his arm. It is as if uke has sensors that can eavesdrop on nage’s planned movement and predict its timing, intensity, and direction. This makes it relatively easy to block or hinder nage’s movement because uke is “in on the plan…”

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