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Krystal Locke 11-02-2012 11:36 AM

Who is this uke?
 
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

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Not sure, but it looks like it might be Don Moock.

Greg

Cliff Judge 11-02-2012 12:15 PM

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Quote:

Greg Steckel wrote: (Post 318388)
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

Re: Who is this uke?
 
A young Don Modesto?

PAG

Mark Mueller 11-02-2012 06:25 PM

Re: Who is this uke?
 
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

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Quote:

Krystal Locke wrote: (Post 318387)
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

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Quote:

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: (Post 318395)
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

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Guilty as charged.

Richard Stevens 11-03-2012 06:11 PM

Re: Who is this uke?
 
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

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Quote:

Don J. Modesto wrote: (Post 318418)
Guilty as charged.

did not know you could look that young :D

greg

Janet Rosen 11-03-2012 07:39 PM

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Cool beans!

Mark Mueller 11-05-2012 06:32 AM

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Don, You don't own a tequila factory do you? ;-)

Don_Modesto 11-05-2012 04:23 PM

Re: Who is this uke?
 
@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

Re: Who is this uke?
 
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

Re: Who is this uke?
 
Quote:

Krystal Locke wrote: (Post 318503)
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.


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