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Old 10-18-2001, 03:50 AM   #4
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 334
Re: Irimi nage and Kokyunage

Originally posted by Mona

So I'd like to ask you, which one do you prefer and why?

In general I prefer Kokyunage. I sometimes train with people who throw themselves, which is bad, and a good way to illustrate this is by NOT ACTUALLY MAKING CONTACT DURING KOKYUNAGE and watching them fly head over heels. Sometimes they'll say something embarassed sounding in mid air.
It's a bit more difficult to illustrate the flaw of this kind of ukemi to somebody you're performing iriminage on. Or at least it's less starkly humiliating for them.

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