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Old 09-04-2000, 09:35 AM   #10
andrew
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
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I haven't time to read the whole thread at the moment, but I think good ukemi and in particular following a technique is one of those things that needs to be felt out by repetition. After you've done that, verbal advice might be useful too, but it's a thing you need to be shown repeatedly, not something that can be explained by words alone.

Practising Suburi (sword cuts etc) will help you learn to relax your shoulders and in turn let you offer resistance while remaining relaxed. It helped me a lot.
andrew
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