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Old 07-31-2008, 03:07 PM   #5
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: "Aiki" in Russian Video Clips

I don't have much interest or patience in ukemi and preconditioning people to take technique or ukemi from me or each other. In fact I think it's stupid and expresses a lower level of training in the martial arts.
Maybe that ten thousandth time had something to do with your phrasing. Taken by itself I also would have thought you were saying ukemi is stupid. From reading your posts I've read a huge emphasis on not falling so it doesn't necessarily seem like such a huge leap.