Neither throwing nor being thrown… “Who Controls the Technique, Uke or Nage?” by Nev Sagiba

We train consciously. In real and deadly assaults we act pre-consciously (not un-consciously) because intense deadly action is faster than thought. The idea of “no-mind” comes from lack of lucid observation and is a mistranslation of “no thoughts getting in the way of the immediate moment.” If you are to survive, of necessity a lucid and immediate moment captured. Not an unconscious one, where you would get caught, with your proverbial hakama somewhere down around your ankles…

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