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Old 07-18-2002, 11:13 AM   #15
cguzik
Location: Tulsa, OK
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What is good ukemi?

An article by George Ledyard Sensei that addresses this issue was posted here not too long ago.

http://www.aikiweb.com/training/ledyard1.html

A couple things that come to mind for me:

- Every teacher I have ever worked with has said, if the technique you are supposed to be practicing doesn't go, do something else -- don't stop.

- Any technique is stoppable if uke knows what nage is going to do. So, you may occassionally have to do something different to keep uke on his/her toes.

- Sometimes, an atemi can help point out to uke that in trying to stop your technique, they are creating an opening they might not want to create.

Best,

Chris
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