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ESCalderon Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 01-16-2007 07:42 AM
Erik Calderon
Erik Calderon's Martial Arts Program
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In Training Ukemi in Training Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #54 New 05-22-2008 03:36 PM
Ukemi in training.

Ukemi, being an important part of learning Aikido, is very important in the development and execution of a technique.

Since Aikido uses the energy of one attacking, then uke's role in making the technique work is extremely important.

Uke then must attack. If uke is not attacking, then how can one truly learn and experience Aikido?

When learning Ukemi place emphasis on learning to attack and building confidence and trust in the one performing the technique.

The one performing the technique must then focus also on building trust and confidence for Uke to attack.

If you are afraid, or have been made afraid to attack, then you are simply dancing with your partner.

If you can not perform the technique when someone attacks, and can humble yourself to learn, then you are learning Aikido.

Erik Sasha Calderon
aikido shinkikan
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#2 06-05-2008 12:32 PM
ramenboy Says:
hey erik, great read. my practice of ukemi always brings me back to this, written by one of my sempai, and who i had the pleasure of taking class from again last nite http://www.aikiweb.com/training/tomoleoni1.html
#1 05-24-2008 08:20 PM
I would just like to share that ukemi once saved my life. I was once riding (actually clinging) onto a moving vehicle when my hand slipped. Its a good thing the vehicle was not moving that fast and I that I was able to reduce the impact of the fall through proper ukemi. Have a nice day Sensei. Iking

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