Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
In other words, does ukemi teach anything that being nage does not?
Although Ukemi teaches sensitivity, ability to redirect energy and how to control your own center, it is theoretically possible to learn such aspects without having to take Ukemi.
But one can not learn the mindset of an attacker and subsequently how to defend simply by being Nage.
Imagine being a network administrator. Who would you want to develop the security programs? A graduate of a computer class or a hacker?