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Old 06-22-2005, 09:32 AM   #9
Paul Sanderson-Cimino
Dojo: Yoshokai; looking into judo
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 434
Re: Tips for shomen uchi ikkyo ura? anyone?

It's funny, short people often complain that they can't reach high enough to control uke.
Try kneeling and doing the technique. Height has less to do with it than you might think. Or so it seems to me.
One tip: move your vision just slightly /ahead/ of uke. This is kind of hard to explain. The idea is not to get caught up in any one moment for too long, but rather, keep it moving, as towards a goal you can't actually reach. That can make it smoother and more effective. (Again, a warning that this is hard to describe in words.)
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