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Old 01-24-2013, 02:36 AM   #8
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Location: Düsseldorf, NRW
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Re: How to do this type of Ushiro Ukemi?

I've done that kind of ukemi, just for fun - for me it's a completely normal forward roll. Just starting the wrong way around

Actually, I dont think you could (/should) substitute that for ushiro ukemi in most of the techniques. It mostly feels to me like turning out of the throw and losing contact... (but then I don't like forward rolls from tenchi nage/sukkumen iriminage etc. for exactly that reason and I'm aware that a lot of people like doing them).

Anyway, it's definitely not a new version of ushiro ukemi, if anything, it's a version of mae ukemi.
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