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Old 08-08-2013, 08:39 AM   #7
David Helsby
Location: Zurich
Join Date: Feb 2012
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Re: It Had to Be Felt #43: Kanetsuka Minoru: "Following in the Footsteps"

Hello Peter, I believe I qualify for taking ukemi from KS, in the early days of Ryushinkan there was sometimes only KS, Ross and myself and I was the one that got thrown around. His first instruction was stay in contact, that is your protection and do not throw yourself. He was angry when you tried to give Ukemi rather than take it. I believe a number of students today give Ukemi to the technique being shown rather than taking what comes by keeping contact. A useful tip if you have to Uke for a powerful Sensei,
they may just change the technique on you.
David
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