In our martial arts training the role of uke (the person having a technique done to them) is very important- in many ways they are the determining factor in making the technique work. In order for a technique (waza) to work it needs to have both a correct and dedicated attack. Uke needs to really be focused in delivering a good attack even though it can be difficult at times knowing what is about to happen, be it throw, strike, or wrist lock to follow.
Being uke takes courage and determination to do it correctly as opposed to just going through the motions until it is your turn to do the technique.
In turn uke is rewarded with the experience of having the technique done correctly to them- a good attack will lead to a good technique and in this capacity, uke will get to feel what is REALLY happening and going on when a waza is applied- something you can’t understand from just watching- you need to FEEL it.