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Another week has gone by. They go by so fast, seems like I don't even have time to look back.
This week we are focusing on Ukemi. Why, because the Japan Festival is coming up. Maybe we can make the Aikido look a little more beautiful, but really, the only reason I do it because when you are in front of a crowd, you tend to get an addrenaline rush. This rush makes you stronger and throw harder.
Again, I think the only purpose of ukemi is to protect yourself, so I only teach it once or twice a year.
I am planning an Ukemi seminar in July. Brian Tritico and myself will put together an incredible seminar on how to take ukemi, not so you make your partner look good, but, so that you can protect yourself and easily reverse any technique on anyone (of course, unless you are truely thrown, then you don't need to learn ukemi.)