Thread: "Uke from hell"
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:44 AM   #7
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Re: "Uke from hell"

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Richard Campbell wrote: View Post
...Am I the "uke from hell" because I have a strong grip and are well centred?
Nah, a well-centred uke with a strong grip is the easy kind. If you have a strong and stable centre and you grip hard it gives nage a direct and easy communication with your centre, and enables them to manipulate it - so long as nage knows what they are doing. But being that sort of uke isn't so good for beginners IMO, it can cause them to get discouraged because they haven't got out of the mindset of making the waza work, as opposed to allowing the waza to work.

Mike

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