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Old 07-18-2008, 11:35 AM   #159
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: Seiseki Abe Sensei video....whats going on here?

Can you honestly say youve never seen anyone just take fake ukemi?
Yes, I have seen that.

Never seen anyone just fall down when nothing happened?
Yep, seen that too...

We all want to believe amazing things are possible, but isnt it more likely that this is whats happening here?
Quite if you don't like it, and don't see a point to it, don't do it.

Even with more martial techniques, do you really think its neccesary to do a breakfall on any technique other than koshi-waza?
Yes. At least in the yoshinkan. Shihonage kuzushi, some versions of kotegaeshi nage, aiki-nage, iriminage and others.

Hey, if the vid in question doesn't float your boat, just say so and move on.


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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