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tim evans
09-19-2013, 03:35 PM
I think this would work out for so many new and older kyu ranks practitioners. Any thoughts on a ciriculum.btw I,m talking about a seminar thanks

09-20-2013, 07:58 AM
Two names that pop into my head for something like this:

Don Ellingsworth, one of John Messores' students, has awesome ukemi and shares it in seminars. And I think he charges a good bottle of whiskey or scotch. Great exercises, good basics and lots of things you can take back to class.

Also, Dan Messisco spends significant time on ukemi and uke waza . Its not necessarily his focus, but man it changes the way to do aikido.


Peter Boylan
09-20-2013, 10:39 AM
I would recommend checking out Ellis Amdur's DVD on ukemi


Basia Halliop
09-23-2013, 05:27 PM
Assuming you mean uke in the wider sense rather than uniquely in the sense of falls, spending a bit of time on kaeshi waza really helped me. Suddenly certain things made sense that hadn't before.

tim evans
09-24-2013, 10:08 PM
I,m mean moving in general also to give good clean committed atacks at nages speed that they can do the technique cleanly as possible.