Thread: Ukemi and Kokyu
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:38 PM   #21
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Re: Ukemi and Kokyu

Another thought to help you get off that argument. Or at least clarify terms.
An example I use to demonstrate. I offer an arm and say do Kotogaeshi. I stand there, and the guy can't do it.
I snap my fingeres and say do it again
I let him "get me" till I am bent over but then I stop him and I stand there and reverse it into him.
Then I snap my fingers
I "take ukemi" and lightly kick him going over.
then I snap my fingers and I stand there looking at him as he cranks
With Judo guys I say throw me and just stand there.
Levels of Kokyu are demonstrable as levels of power.
Not as ways to fall down
I gotta hit the hay.. I'm out
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