Thread: Beginning Ukemi
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Old 05-12-2002, 09:02 PM   #1
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 95
Ai symbol Beginning Ukemi

I have been taking Aikido for a couple of weeks now and the ukemi is taking its toll on me.

The way our class is structured, beginners are put with advanced students and you learn your ukemi, breakfalls, and techniques through the class exercises. There is no beginner class to learn ukemi and basic techniques.

I see some of the wisdom in this type of training and I like my school and instructor alot but is a little rough on the beginner's body.

Does anyone know any good websites that have pictures/ video clips etc. of proper ukemi techniques that I could view to help me learn how to do right? In my class I have received alot of help but everyone seems to be telling me a different way to do it and I end up hurting myself trying to implement their advice.

-- Michael Neal
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