Thread: Reading throws
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Old 08-21-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
Dojo: Federación Mexicana de Aikido
Location: Mexico City
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 188
Good point you make. But it is you as an uke who determines what ukemi is proper for the situation, if you decide you only want to do ushiro ukemi, nage will find very difficult to try to make you do otherwise (because you know what's coming). However if you decide to turn your body trying to follow the direction of the throw (iriminage, kokyunage, kotegaeshi, etc), you can then decide (in a split second) if zempo ukemi/breakfall ukemi is proper. Try to hold on to the last moment to determine nage's intention, direction and strenght. Don´t anticipate anything.
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