Thread: Solo Practice
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Old 07-16-2001, 03:59 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 915
I like solo practice: Harvey, my imaginary uke, always attacks with the correct speed and distance for a flawless performance on my part. Actually, I get a lot out of going through the steps, imagining a partner in a variety of speeds, etc.---so the next time my uke gives not quite a textbook attack, it's not a total surprise. Also, if there is an area I'm working on I can go through it in slow motion or instant replay (try THAT with a real partner). Sometimes I know how it felt as uke (say, from sensei or another senior) but had no clue how to do it...I can relive the feeling/mimic the ukemi and work backwards from there (with all the time solo practice affords) to figure out the technique.
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