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Old 11-02-2011, 04:31 AM   #7
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Not being challenged as Uke?

Hi Franziska,

the way I have learnt to pin on the completion of the ikkyo exercise, there is no need for uke to tap out as there is no pain being applied to tap out of. It is relatively easy to immobalise uke in this position. Of course if uke struggles to try and get up, it is also easy to rest the shin bone just above the elbow (there is a nerve there, which if contacted will definitely induce a tap!)...no more struggling.

Why the need to tap anyway? if you are face down on the floor...isn't that enough?

regards,

Mark

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