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Krystal Locke
11-02-2012, 11:36 AM
A clip of Saotome at a friendship exhibition a ways back. Dude has crazy good ukemi, imo. And that thing he does at 1:05. Dang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsZk7Eha1Us

gregstec
11-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Not sure, but it looks like it might be Don Moock.

Greg

Cliff Judge
11-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Not sure, but it looks like it might be Don Moock.

Greg

No. My guess is that it's the late Frank Bell, but I am not sure.

Peter Goldsbury
11-02-2012, 04:51 PM
A young Don Modesto?

PAG

Mark Mueller
11-02-2012, 06:25 PM
I know it is not Don Moock or Frank Bell......maybe Glen Bluestone? George Ledyard might know...

robin_jet_alt
11-03-2012, 12:43 AM
And that thing he does at 1:05. Dang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsZk7Eha1Us

I did exactly that last week in an attempt not to kick somebody who stepped in my way. My foot still hurts!

No idea who the uke is. Sorry.

Fred Little
11-03-2012, 08:28 AM
A young Don Modesto?

PAG

Definitely not Frank Bell or Don Mock. 98% certainty Peter has the right I.d. on the uke.

FL

Don_Modesto
11-03-2012, 05:53 PM
Guilty as charged.

Richard Stevens
11-03-2012, 06:11 PM
That was no uke. That was a Jedi. I didn't know a person could do that. It literally looked like the film was reversed.

gregstec
11-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Guilty as charged.

did not know you could look that young :D

greg

Janet Rosen
11-03-2012, 07:39 PM
Cool beans!

Mark Mueller
11-05-2012, 06:32 AM
Don, You don't own a tequila factory do you? ;-)

Don_Modesto
11-05-2012, 04:23 PM
@greg--didn't know I'd get this old.

@Mark--No, but I've seen the logo. My Hispanic students delight in my name; it's like they're always calling me Sir Modesto.

Krystal Locke
11-05-2012, 06:07 PM
So, how did you do that thing without breaking your metatarsals? And is your upper body made out of antigravity? The mechanical advantage for that particular movement is really low.

Don_Modesto
11-06-2012, 03:16 PM
So, how did you do that thing without breaking your metatarsals? And is your upper body made out of antigravity? The mechanical advantage for that particular movement is really low.

I don't recommend it. I used to love lying back in SEIZA and just feeling the stretch. It wasn't until decades after I started doing it that I realized it was hurting my knees. When I stopped doing it, my knees stopped hurting.

But, fwiw, it was a combination of two practices. 1) Sitting up while lying in SEIZA; 2) learning to control various stages of that back arch which I did through UKEMI for SHIHOO NAGE. Get the proper momentum with the inital rise, and the rest of it just sort of comes. The first time I did it I surprised myself.