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Old 02-02-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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Re: softening exercises for uke

Andrew Macdonald wrote: View Post
apart from doing techniques does anyone know any good softening exercises to help uke practice

i was taught that being uke; relaxing into the pin at the end of every technique is a loosening exercise. Aikido I think presents an amazing deep library of biomechanic softening exercises (amongst so much more). Find out which pins hurt the most; then try to figure out how to apply that move ('failure mode') to yourself. then get strong to that attack(/tightness/slackness/etc).. Just an idea for ya
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