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Old 07-10-2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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Re: Poll: How important is trusting yourself in order to have "good" ukemi during aik

I said self-trust is crucial to good ukemi. If you can't trust your own actions, you're going to hesitate from time to time and that's often the kind of thing that gets people hurt. As uke, I never fully trust nage. Stuff happens after all, and if I assume it won't for the sake of trust, I can get hurt. You might say the only thing I trust is the uncertainty of the world around me. In that context, trust in myself seems the more certain option since I at least can control my responses to the situations I have relatively little control over.

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