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Old 05-09-2001, 12:01 AM   #12
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 915
funny you should mention uke moving his head in close to nage's chest, as that is what i was taught at my first two dojos, but at my current one they teach that uke should drop down low and away from nage, which makes me a bit fearful of a knee to the face, but that could just be the teaching of my first two dojos expressing itself. certainly it is easier to clothesline uke if they are further out, as i've found out here where they hold me at arms length while i'm trying to move in close--the bigger ones succeed at keeping me further out, and then complete the technique with an arm into my neck. ouch.well, each school has it's own approach, and i'm perfecting the ability to get close to even the really big nages---pain is a great motivator.
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