Thread: Ukemi Thughts
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Old 11-21-2003, 01:09 AM   #11
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
In crowded situations... you should practice the 1 tatami rule.

ie... throw uke down in your 1 tatami space. I think this was once discussed some time back about injuries/fatalities in Aikido. And someone was paralysed because of another person falling on her/him. Its not a good way to end your aikido career and ain't smart either to live with it.

If nage is insistent in throwing you around hard/fast where you can also become a nuisance to someone else, its your duty as uke to point him the error of his ways. Kaiten nage to a brick wall is SOP. :P

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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