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Old 12-16-2006, 11:33 AM   #5
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Re: Ueshiba taking Ukemi

Ellis Amdur wrote:
I think that, as a corallary, as he taught this way, his students did too. Let's imagine his method was showing the technique and giving instruction not only on the technique, but also on whatever exercises were necessary to develop the ki/kokyu. Some people - like Ueshiba - get really strong. But the potential pitfall would be a) grandiosity b) that the students are taught to tank, under the illusion that falling that way "has to happen."
Forgive my Englishness but what exactly does the Americanism 'to tank' mean? I think I know but just wanted to clarify.



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