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Old 07-22-2004, 12:43 AM   #24
Benjie Lu
Dojo: Don Galo, Parañaque
Location: Manila, Philippines
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 19
Re: Aikido against very high kicking (like in tae kwon do)

Steve Nelson wrote:
How do you take falls as an uke when kicking? i find myself sort of hopping up to flip my foot over. Is there a better way?

We normally take backfalls and frontal falls from aikido techniques when the leg is trapped by nage during kicking practice.We would normally finish these types of techniques with a pin (i.e. leglock).

For the other times when nage applies a more orthodox technique versus a kicking attack (e.g. kotegaeshi, sankyo nage, etc.) we apply the ukemi that is appropriate.

Benjie Lu
Manila, Philippines
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