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Old 01-29-2006, 10:14 PM   #16
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Dojo: Ueshiba
Location: Singapore
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 43
Re: Hombu Dojo Weblog

It's been a very interesting read so far. Probably the best blog I've seen on aikido. Thanks for writing!

I have the same problem with you on irimi nage as uke as in your "Somebody's Blood" entry. There was shodan level guy in my dojo who actually tried to show me how to do ukemi so i could cope better. Basically he basically dropped very quickly to his knees in a circular movement when nage starts turning but in a way that he slid slightly and was able to get back up v quickly and then of course nage goes in again to complete the move.

Sorry I can't explain it very well. I can't yet do it as I haven't had a chance to try it out yet...I need to ask him to drill me in it.
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