Thread: Ukemi waza
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Old 01-31-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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Hi John !

Ukemi means something like "recieving the technique" so it is much more than rolling/


To help nage/tori perform the technique

uke must provide a good quality attack that

is needed for the technique to work.

Good ukemi is neither forced nor weak ,

good ukemi makes Aikido real , but still it is a work of cooperation even at the highest speeds.

So calling ukemiwaza atemiwaza ,is probably not far off.

yours Chr.B.
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