Thread: Untrained ukemi
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:48 AM   #19
Dojo: Westside Aikido
Location: CT
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7
Re: Untrained ukemi

There is an old video of O'Sensei using shihonage, I believe on a US marine. You should see the ukemi he tries to take.

IMHO, I believe when using Aikido on the 'untrained' your technique has to be very clear and strong, but not necessarily hard. Like working with a beginner in class but just a bit hard to produce your desired results. i.e. you may want to cause them some pain to give them a wake up call, but not an injury.

BTW, how long have you done Aikido and what style?



"They weren't just being thrown, it was if they were being shocked by high-voltage electricity." - Hiroshi Tada on O'Sensei's technique
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