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Old 11-28-2007, 04:20 AM   #7
Amir Krause
Dojo: Shirokan Dojo / Tel Aviv Israel
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 688
Re: Poll: How comfortable are you in taking falls from aikido koshinage?

I am very uncomfortable in taking these Ukemi, even though I believe have already done it a few hundred times. It seems I have some mental elements that simply forces me t cringe and grasp Tori when he throws me.
I have sometimes gave special attention and activly tried to stop myself, and still, had a very hard time about it.

I talked with my Sensei aobut this, he said it probably has to do with te lack of any control over the fall in such throws, compared to the typical Aikido Ukemi in which one elects to fall to "save himself".

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