Thread: Untrained ukemi
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:35 PM   #20
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: Untrained ukemi

Ralph Martin wrote: View Post
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.
It was an MP, and the ukemi he tries is worth watching.
(starting around 3:05)

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.
You surely will find this clip ( of Shioda Gozo very interesting, especially what can be seen from 0:50 until the end.

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