Thread: Systema "Ukemi"
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
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Re: Koshi Nage - Open Stance or Feet Together


What is your view on Systema's approach to ukemi. They point out that the surfaces that we land on tend to be harder than our bodies, so that the idea of creating a particular shape, regardless of the surface does not lead to safe landings. I like their approach of conforming to the laws of gravity and conforming your body to the surface area.

Marc Abrams
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