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Old 02-10-2013, 09:56 PM   #57
Janet Rosen
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Re: Perhaps the tide is changing.

Travers Hughes wrote: View Post
I think that a lot of how some dojo train new members is almost backwards - learning ukemi first, and then "technique". I'd like to hear from others who have experimented with teaching a first class on say ikkyo prior to learning the ukemi for it.
Well, in my "low impact" class aimed at folks w/ mobility, pain, disability issues, "teaching ukemi" focuses purely on proper, on target attacks w/ intent then staying connected to give accurate feedback to partner (we aren't taking folks down to the ground, though - so for ikkyo, just to point of balance break)

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