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Old 08-23-2004, 09:57 PM   #19
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Re: How many instructors teach Ukemi Waza?

Szczepan Janczuk wrote:
Interesting thing is, that either before II WW either after, there were no special teaching of ukemi in Founder's dojo. That means, all students learned how to fall by themself, simply during reception of the techniques..
Likewise, though, the founder did not teach nagewaza in a systematic manner but taught through a few demonstrations and that was it. Does that mean we should stop teaching the nage portion of aikido systematically?
So in fact, ukemi drill(i.e. exercises for rolling foreward or backward....) distroy natural sensivity of the body, and prevent student to progress to higher level of aikido secrets
Would you say the same sort of thing about kihonwaza for nage?

-- Jun

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