Thread: Shihonage Ukemi
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:16 PM   #59
Buck
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Re: Shihonage Ukemi

I realize that my view point is limited to just making sure no one gets hurt. And throws out everything else. Where there is no need to focus on the art of Ukemi, and it is treated more as a utility. For example, as long as no one is getting hurt and protecting themselves under the umbrella of Aikido conditions it doesn't matter how ugly the Ukemi goes. And time and experience also is really the best teacher, as long as the attitude is to always improve and never satisfied. My limited view is I guess going back to the basics and insuring Ukemi is seen and practiced as a means of a safety measure and nothing else. I understand the importance of the other focuses of Ukemi but I simply see that as secondary importance. And by no means discounting other practices or philosophies of Ukemi.
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