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Old 08-19-2008, 03:48 PM   #10
Enrique Antonio Reyes
Dojo: Yuugou Aikido Kaisho
Location: Manila
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 132
Lightbulb Re: Ukemi makes you (feel) tougher...

Don Magee wrote: View Post
It's not good ukemi until you can survive O Soto Makikomi where the guy who out weighs you by 100 pounds lands with his elbow right on your throat.

I actually thought I knew how to fall until my first judo class. I realized at that point that I knew how to throw myself to the ground or make myself roll.
Same thing happened to me. It is really different when someone drives you onto the mat. I almost broke a clavicle when I was first thrown by a judoka...


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