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Old 03-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #18
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Dojo: Mugenjuku
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 107
Re: relaxing during technique - how?

Today, taking ukemi for shiho nage, I was told "Chris, relax". I tried and got much lower and more flexible. I was able to by stopping paying so much attention to shite. Perhaps that is the wrong expression. I stopped 'worrying' about shite, stopped thinking about whether I was performing uke correctly and once I stopped thinking so much was able to focus much more on both my own balance and body position.
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