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Old 12-18-2006, 10:54 AM   #36
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: Ueshiba taking Ukemi

Dan Harden wrote:
Wait now...
He absorbed it in his body, sort of laid down and could have easily brought him into a guard. And!! he left his legs viable. He didn't slap out and stayed connected to the kid...

Oh..Ok....ok... doesn't count... its a kid.
But I wonder what he would have looked like


I wish we could have known what he said to the kid. Was he showing the kid he'd done it more or less the right idea and encouraging him, or was he showing the kid he'd left himself (the child) open to being pulled down the way he (the child) was doing it (with just his hand rather than his whole body)? Especially since it was a kid I can imagine so many explanations, or even that he was being a bit playful .
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