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Old 10-02-2013, 11:36 PM   #65
John Matsushima
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Location: Miura, Japan
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Re: Beginners should not be allowed to act as uke.

Personally, I value having a fresh newbie become my uke because they behave in a manner which is completely natural to them. Their balance, movement, speed, and timing is all pure and untainted. It also gives me a chance to really practice my control in my technique.It can be quite difficult to put someone down who doesn't know how to fall without hurting them.

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