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Old 10-20-2002, 11:39 AM   #4
SeiserL
 
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IMHO, ukemi really teaches the giving of one's self for the benefit of others. As a good uke, as a good training partner, we interrupt our own training and lend our body and energy. We attack/approach/enter knowing we will fail/fall, but do it to benefit others.

I also think that being on the recieving end of a technique/waza really gives a different and valuable perspective to the move.

And lets never forget the humility of being thrown by ohers much smaller and using very little effort. Sometimes, I just lay there and laugh.

Until again,

Lynn

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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