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Old 11-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #15
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: Who is this uke?

Krystal Locke wrote: View Post
So, how did you do that thing without breaking your metatarsals? And is your upper body made out of antigravity? The mechanical advantage for that particular movement is really low.
I don't recommend it. I used to love lying back in SEIZA and just feeling the stretch. It wasn't until decades after I started doing it that I realized it was hurting my knees. When I stopped doing it, my knees stopped hurting.

But, fwiw, it was a combination of two practices. 1) Sitting up while lying in SEIZA; 2) learning to control various stages of that back arch which I did through UKEMI for SHIHOO NAGE. Get the proper momentum with the inital rise, and the rest of it just sort of comes. The first time I did it I surprised myself.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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