Giancarlo DiPierro (G DiPierro) wrote:
OTOH, there are aspects of ukemi specific to techniques that should be taught, and for shihonage the principle of keeping the hand close to one's shoulder is often one that comes up for newer students. However, this point is solely for the uke's own protection and not to cover up deficiencies in nage's technique.
Exactly. There's nothing wrong with telling uke to move a specific way, so long as you've got a good compelling reason why it is in *their interests* to move that way, not yours (in this case avoiding a shoulder dislocation)