Thread: Shihonage Ukemi
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:44 PM   #5
Rabih Shanshiry
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Re: Shihonage Ukemi

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.

Ellis Amdur
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.

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