Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
Which aspects of Donovan Waite sensei's ukemi are you incorporating?
Hi Jun. Right now, I'm working on the iriminage ukemi.
Iwama folk usually loop their inside arm around nage's inside arm/shoulder, get in very tight (trying to turn inside nage) and try to slip to nage's rear.
In doing so, our ukemi usually ends up to be a peculiar sort of "flat spin" break fall around nage's hip.
It's an interesting challenge to do that breakfall softly.