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Old 08-24-2004, 12:04 AM   #22
Chuck Clark
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Re: How many instructors teach Ukemi Waza?

I have heard many students of aikido over the years say that they had experienced NO organized, specific instructions in ukemi. Many old-time aikidoka were also trained in Kodokan judo and had ukemi training there. The aikido students I spoke about above said that their instruction usually amounted to, "take this fall like that guy over there just did."

Too bad, because the lack of appropriate and relaxed skillful ukemi has hurt many people's practice.

Chuck Clark
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