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Old 01-20-2007, 09:29 AM   #2
Josh Reyer
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Re: Using the hand in ukemi

Justin Smith wrote:
Apparently some people think using the hand to slap in ukemi is inferior to using the hand to come behind the head and cradle the head.

Can they defend their claim?

Can they give a reason why the vast, vast, vast majority of throwing-related arts use the hands to slap?
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