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Old 11-23-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
Peter Chenier
Dojo: Summerland Aikikai
Location: summerland
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 24
Question Ukemi and Koshinage

Hi All!!

First I should preface this by saying I've only been training for a little over 6 months.

Last weekend I got to enjoy taking ukemi for koshinage, and lets just say I quit counting after about twenty times in a row

Now I admit my Ukemi is getting better, but overall it sucks for this technique. My Nage hangs on providing some support but I end up taking the brunt of the force on my side (Side of leg then hip and arm at the same time).

My question is should I be controlling my fall so that I come down arm and feet first (if possible) then back? Am I making sense?

Any tips would be appreciated.

Also any tips for practicing softer Ukemi in general would be appreciated


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