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Old 10-24-2011, 11:55 AM   #9
Dojo: Zanshin Kai
Location: Birmingham
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Being overly complacent as Uke

Bruce Wells wrote: View Post
Hum I think I'm going to disagree with this comment slightly. If in the process of being uke, I find myself in disadvantaged place (ie providing an opening), I will move to cover that opening. So in one way I am being forced to move but not physically "moved" by the nage. Even at slow motion we try to keep the intent as realistic as possible, which means I am always looking to move to a place where I am both continuing my attack and protecting myself from a hit or throw. If I lock down to force the nage to throw me, I also provide a static target and break my attacking intent.
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