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Old 01-26-2007, 05:14 AM   #10
Karen Wolek
Dojo: Kingston Aikido
Location: New York
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 322
Re: Poll: In which aikido role do you feel more physically comfortable?

You know, I've been thinking about this question on and off all week. At first, I thought I was even-steven, equally comfortable as both uke and nage. So I didn't respond, since that was not an option.

But to be honest, I am more comfortable as nage. There used to be a larger discrepancy between the two, so it has narrowed quite a bit. But I'm still better as nage than uke.

I have worked really hard to get my ukemi equal, but I am not there yet. I still get corrected by Sensei when taking ukemi, either for him or for another student. (I'm 1st kyu) But I recently watched a video of myself taking ukemi for a 5th kyu test....and you know, I didn't look that bad at all!

Getting there.....

"Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda
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