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Old 01-24-2014, 05:15 PM   #4
Millsy
Dojo: AikiCenter(Aus)/SOMD Aikido(US)
Location: Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2012
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Re: What makes a good uke?

In essence to me being a good uke is being an honest uke through out the technique.

Their attacks are sincere, regardless of pace you are working at they maintain intent and direction of energy. Once in technique they maintain connection with nage and react to the technique when applied not move ahead in anticipation because they know whats next. Uke remains active and protective as if looking for the next opening continuing to give energy not just go limp once grabbed and wait to be thrown, Remains balanced until unbalanced by nage. Does not seek to be be dishonest in intent by blocking because they know whats coming, .

This is how I aim to do ukemi when sensei invites me to be an uke for demonstration.
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