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Old 08-23-2004, 07:02 PM   #17
John Ashton
Dojo: Westhartfordaikikai
Location: CT.
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6
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Re: How many instructors teach Ukemi Waza?

hi guys
i actually teach a 2 hour ukemi class and firmly believe that learning ukemi is a very important part of aikido. in my dojo my sensei never tells what he is going to do before he does it the only thing he tells you is what attack he wants. by him doing this it helps you build a sensitivity that helps you respond to the moment and never anticipate whats comeing. this is also great training for timing and reflexes. i guess its a bit wierd but at the stage i am at in aikido i enjoy taking ukemi more than doing the tecnique.
have fun train hard
JA
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