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Old 11-27-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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Dojo: Aikido of Petaluma, Petaluma,CA
Join Date: Jan 2003
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Re: Poll: How comfortable are you in taking falls from aikido koshinage?

We only do koshinage on 1st kyu and above tests. At present we have two dojo members who are able to take ukemi for koshis, and one of them is on the testing panel. sometime in the next year I test for 1st Kyu and my immediate sempai will test for shodan and we will have to share the same uke.
Fortunately in oiur basics class we are Finally, after five years, doing intensive breakfall paractice, so when our current 4th & 5th kyus are ready, they will have an 18 year old girl and me to take ukemi for their tests. For some reason none of the 4th & 5ths feel it necessary for Them to still be in Basics class...


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