In my early posts I used to go on a bit about how my uke's were choosing to resist and how it was usually a bad idea. Later on as I trained I took the occasional bit of uke resistance and used it as best I could to make sure I was doing the technique correctly. Basically.... I almost welcomed some resistance at times. If I'm not delivering a proper control, I want to know it. If I don't know it then I can't fix it. I have now gotten to the point where I can usually see if I'm being effective. I may not know how to fix a particular problem, but often times I will see the problem even as the sensei is giving me a most welcomed correction. So at this point I don't mind resistance or none from my partners. I just use whatever is given.
The other night however, I had what I consider the worst kind of resistance. I had a partner who felt as though I was doing the technique wrong. Rather than allowing me to work it out they were giving me corrections very different from what sensei was teaching. This was compounded by the selective resistance they were applying. He resisted me very much until I applied his correction. When I did(experimenting) the technique in the way they asked they stopped resisting totally. Of course it was easy to complete the technique but I recognized immediately what was going on. He offerred no resistance when doing it his way. This of course proves nothing. In my mind, this is ego at work.
I read a bit online and came across this story about resistance. It's definitely worth the read.
My favorite part is actually not about resistance at all but at the nature of aikido. The fact that in an instant you react to what is going on..... you don't plan on doing a particular techinique.