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Old 10-20-2002, 03:25 PM   #7
Chuck Clark
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Dojo: Jiyushinkan
Location: Monroe, Washington
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Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
"Does ukemi teach anything in aikido that a practitioner would otherwise never learn in aikido outside of ukemi?"

In other words, does ukemi teach anything that being nage does not?

-- Jun
Simply put...Of course. It is the other half of the experience. By trying to understand both sides we have a better chance to really internalize more of each.

Chuck Clark
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