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Old 12-18-2006, 07:52 AM   #27
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Dojo: Aberdeen Aikido Yuishinkai
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 181
United Kingdom
Re: Ueshiba taking Ukemi

Mike Haft wrote:
This of course isn't much of a problem when I uke for my teacher, he may be 64 but he's still physically in incredibly good shape (irrespective of his technical ability). When he visited us in Aberdeen last weekend I was his uke for ten exhausting minutes at the end of a lesson he taught. I only caught glimpses of stunned grins on the faces of my students whilst flying through the air, I suppose to them it must've been fun watching Mike Sensei getting thrown around like a rag doll
I have to admit that I did chuckle several times; partly due to the technique but mostly to do with your facial expression !
.....Especially when he popped you in the ribs! Or should I say, when your ribs popped him in the fist!
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