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Old 07-06-2003, 01:44 PM   #8
Greg Jennings
Dojo: WPAFB JiuJitsu Group
Location: Springboro, OH
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I like to work with beginners to a degree. Their reactions are refreshing.

But, I do not believe that beginners are the best uke to work with.

I want someone that's giving me a serious attack, that's working to out manuever me, to maintain their balance, to reverse me, to exploit any hole that I give. Also someone that has good enough ukemi that I have a greater set of options: to change technique as appropriate, to give different atemi, to counter-reverse.

Beginners, even with experience in other arts, just aren't up to that level of training.

YMMV,

Greg Jennings
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