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Keith_S 09-06-2000 02:17 AM

I've recently been experimenting with taking ukemi while holding a bokken. Taking ukemi forwards while retaining your bokken isn't so much of a problem, but going backwards seems very difficult and awkward.

Does anyone have good descriptions of ways to take ukemi safely with a bokken?

andrew 09-06-2000 04:34 AM

Quote:

Keith_S wrote:
Does anyone have good descriptions of ways to take ukemi safely with a bokken?
No.

Sorry.

andrew

DJM 09-06-2000 04:34 PM

We were doing ukemi with bokken last week...
:D
For back-breakfalls, keep bokken reasonably centred, and use your left hand to hit the mat.. Little bit like taking ukemi from shiho nage, when tori holds on a little too long ;)
Forward rolls with bokken are cool too :)

Nick 09-06-2000 05:00 PM

To add more:

has anyone tried ukemi with a bokken/saya at their hip? I'd try it but I'd prefer not to ruin my bokken.

-Nick

Shipley 09-06-2000 05:07 PM


For back rolls I leave the bokken in the hand on the side that is last in contact with the mat on the way up, and extend it perpendicularly from my body. You can do it with the other hand as well, but I can't find a way to explain it clearly.

Nick, it ain't the bokken that is going to break... :)

Paul


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