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I'll be attending another seminar with Ellis Amdur, hosted at Itten Dojo in Enola, at the end of February.
I got a heck of a lot out of the last of Ellis's seminars at that location that I attended a few years ago. I learned a bit about ukemi, and a lot about atemi. The biggest thing that I learned, however, was that my size can be an advantage. Ellis helped me see that there are advantages to my size, which until then, I had considered *only* a disadvantage.
Ironically, the fact that I started to accept my weight made it much easier for me to lose it over time.
In any event, I've got a bit more experience under my belt since the last time I saw Ellis. From the brochure on the seminar, it looks like this seminar will be similar to the last one. This will give me a chance to approach his particular views on ukemi (which struck me as very similar to our own at my dojo) with a more informed and open mind than the last time.