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Old 09-14-2006, 01:49 PM   #6
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: Losing grip during katate dori

You should tell uke to hold on tighter. It's amazing the amount of people that get to really practice the techniques because uke is doing a good job of holding on, however, when the roles are switched, the other person can't really practice for the original nage doesn't do a good job of holding on. We have several people like this in my dojo. They don't hold on well, move well, and are stiff when doing ukemi. I have to hold up on my defences {iriminage, nikkyo, etc..} so as not too hurt them too bad for they are so stiff and move like molasses.
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