Thread: Shihonage Ukemi
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:44 PM   #5
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Re: Shihonage Ukemi

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Ellis Amdur wrote: View Post
If you mean taking a fall directly backwards, and folding in your shoulder blades to protect your spine? (I'm guessing here that this might be what you mean), don't think I'd like to do that.

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I think we're talking about the same thing. Essentially - taking ukemi from shihonage by "doing the limbo." The first part of your body to make contact is your outstretched arm followed by your upper back/shoulder blade. Your butt never hits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G66spr_o6Wg


Can any Yoshi guys out there explain why the shihonage ukemi is sometimes practiced this way?
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