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Old 12-16-2013, 06:26 AM   #9
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,938
Re: An Experiment in Assessing my ukemi

you have the normal aikido uke mentality, i.e. attack then waiting for things to be done on you. you should lead. get your feet under your center as much as you can. also, think of kaeshi waza every time you do ukemi. don't have to carry it out, but be in the position that you could. there is a teacher in my organization, Dan Messisco. he got a very interesting take on ukemi, a sample of his stuffs watch his body posture when he took ukemi.

btw, i liked your teacher's stuffs.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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