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Old 01-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #17
Dojo: Florida Aikikai / Ft. Lauderdale
Location: FL
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 12
Re: Things to Tell Someone Working with a New Student

## Just do the ukemi in the air. Let the new student follow you!

I loved it when I was really new and a couple of people I would work with would attack me and just do the ukemi and let me follow them. I once saw my sensei require from a single student, ukemi only, omote and ura, for ikkyo during a test. It was so eye-opening to see someone just take the ukemi without a partner. I try to be able to do this, sometimes making a bigger deal of it than learning the technique in the first place.

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