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Old 05-18-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Dojo: Aikido Yoshinkan Sacramento - Seikeikan Dojo
Location: Orangevale, CA
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Re: It Had To Be Felt #17: Chida Tsutomu: You Never Felt his Hands

Thank you Sensei for sharing this. I was fortunate to take ukemi for Chida Sensei multiple times in 2000 when he visited Southern California. I can say without doubt that I completely understand what you said about him being asleep.

Two techniques I remember and still discuss with my own students were shihonage and shomen iriminage. People said, "you took good ukemi". I said, "know I didn't. I didn't take ukemi. It was given to me." Great memories!

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