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Old 08-24-2007, 06:34 AM   #18
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Ukemi for hiji shime/rokkyo

in the ukemi currently under discussion (kind of a front break fall) I've been taught to use the forearms as well...and I've found that there is almost always plenty of time to apply it even when caught by surprise if the reflex is trained.

Oh, credit where it is due, Ellis Amdur was the person who taught that method to me first, though I had been taught similar things, and have since added to it myself from what I've seen others do.

Best,
Ron

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