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Old 01-09-2009, 09:25 AM   #36
Tony Wagstaffe
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Re: Ukemi off the mat

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Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
I do the same thing. Slows down the fall. I think it offers a realistic/tactical approach to ukemi as well. It encourages nage to have good posture too.

In Judo, I struggle with this, because holding on can be detrimental to you and give Ippon to your opponent. But that is the strategy of the judo game.

I think holding on is the way to go most of the time. Once I have a grip on you, I am taking you with me, so you better have good awareness and posture.
You ol' cheater you......

Tony
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