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Old 10-01-2005, 02:41 PM   #11
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: committed attack/sensitive ukemi paradox

Great topic! I'm going to reread the responses and post my thoughts later. One quickie...

Today I was working with various people whose attacks were pretty rooted (one might even say their ukemi was a little resistant).

I then switched to work with a sempai whose ukemi is very 'pursuing'...he is relaxed, attacking and following contantly to keep connection. Since I started training with the former, when I switched to the latter, I found my extension was pulling him way too much, messing up the maai. So it seems like the two different approaches require different types of waza on my part at this point.

Its an interesting problem. I'd like to see my waza able to handle either without a major change in method on my part.


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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