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Old 02-25-2011, 06:27 PM   #29
Dojo: Aikikai de l'Université Laval
Location: Sainte-Catherine-de-la-J.-C., Québec
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 292
Re: My shodan exam on YouTube

The last part was a sort-of randori. At any rate it was jiyu waza with any attack, any technique. But they had ukes keeping me surrounded and attaking one at a time, which takes some of the excitement out of it. This has become standard at USAF exams. I think the idea is to give nage time to do clean techniques in rapid succession rather than anything to do with multiple attackers. It also means the ukes don't get tired, only the nages.

Jonathan Olson
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