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Old 02-15-2011, 02:40 PM   #6
Janet Rosen
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Re: Injury and Responsibility

When my knee blew out, my uke felt terrible and also guilty. He was a big guy, way taller and outweighed me like crazy and very athletic...But I knew it was entirely my own fault as nage, knew exactly where and how it had happened. I made sure that he understood I appreciated his concern and was not merely being polite but really did take full responsibility.

Accidents DO happen.

The only thing I see that really annoys me is when a nage doesn't check that the place she is aiming her uke is indeed clear - as nage I have very often either adjusted my angle or done a full 90 or 180 to ensure safety, or bailed on the technique and given uke's balance back to her - why folks don't routinely do this is beyond me.

Janet Rosen
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