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Paula Lydon
08-10-2002, 12:56 PM
I've read many threads here about ukemi, which I consider the heart of any MA (just my opinion). Most have concerned 'uke's' roll--haha--while some understand that uke and nage are no different.
When I am 'nage' I try to keep this union in mind no matter what uke does. I studied Tai Chi Chuan years ago and one thing my sifu quoted during push hands stuck with me:
"A fly alighting upon your hand should never be able to completely land and a fly leaving your hand should never be able to completely escape, if that is your intention."
Anyone else practice with this in mind..?

:rolleyes:

Deb Fisher
08-10-2002, 05:02 PM
No, but I hope I remember to start! That's a great visual.

Thanks!

Deb

Kevin Leavitt
08-10-2002, 11:21 PM
cool concept will have to try it out.

jimvance
08-11-2002, 12:28 PM
"A fly alighting upon your hand should never be able to completely land and a fly leaving your hand should never be able to completely escape, if that is your intention."

Anyone else practice with this in mind..?Yep. It's actually the focus of one of our kihon kata. We use a bird in the analogy though.

Jim Vance

MaylandL
08-11-2002, 08:19 PM
Hello Paula

A very interesting analogy/visual. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for that :)