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Old 09-20-2002, 10:42 AM   #12
Josh Mason
Dojo: Ronin Bushido Aikido Club, Winchester Ky
Location: Paris, KY
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 31
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I am a beginner, and we have yet to do any Ukemi. Like an above poster said, some sensei do not believe this is necessary. I haven't been in Aikido long enough to know what will happen in class in the future, but for now we are learning to take balance. When i am Uke for Sensei, he will apply Kotegaeshi, and I'll drop just from the discomfort. I don't think that a throw is necessary for an Aikido technique to be effective.

Those who are skilled at combat do not become angered or afraid. Thus, the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.
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