Thread: Koshinage Ukemi
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #27
Mario Tobias
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Re: Koshinage Ukemi

The problem I think is that (some) aikido dojos teach koshinage which will require high breakfalls, regardless if its soft or hard ukemi, yet they don't teach proper breakfalls. There is this disconnect. Some dojos frown upon hard breakfalls (saying something like make the mat your friend) yet it is one key skills for survival as an uke. I am used to hard breakfalls yet some of my seniors get angry when I do it. But my 22 years practice without injury from ukemi is I think enough track record that I maybe doing something right.
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