Thread: shiho nage
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #39
Dojo: Both Hands Clapping
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Join Date: Mar 2012
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Re: shiho nage

After many, many years of practice, I have concluded that beginner ukes don't pirouette 'out of a shiho-age' because it's any kind of natural response, but rather that they see the technique demonstrated as having some turning motion, and they feel awkward just standing there ... they just start turning in any direction.

My recommendation ... do not base a technique solely on how well you can do it on someone who is sincerely trying to do the right thing, but just doesn't know what that thing is..

Jim Redel BHC Aikido
"The universe, aikido, the mind - both hands clapping!"
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