Thread: Ukemi and Kokyu
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
Mike Sigman
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Re: Dobson and Arikawa Sensei

Dan Harden wrote:
First up learning kokyu is not done from taking falls.
I've watched lazily as various comments have been made over the months about ukemi and kokyu. I frankly don't see it any substantive learning relationship between the two. If nothing else, think of all the other arts that have strong kokyu skills like karate, sword, etc.... there is no necessary or compelling reason to link kokyu and ukemi, given the fact that other arts don't need to tie ukemi and kokyu together.

True, if you have kokyu skills they will affect your ukemi and your ukemi will sort of become, like everything else you do, a furtherance of your ki-skills training, but that's tangential, at best.


Mike Sigman
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