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Old 10-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
Janet Rosen
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Re: YouTube: Christian Tissier at 2013 World Combat Games

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
Lovely choreography.Personally I think its like watching paint dry. Does nothing for me. Sorry!! Cheers, Joe.
I kind of feel the same way. It's the kind of demo that is good in a dojo setting where you want to show idealized forms (kata - nage and uke roles) for students to emulate. But to show off the art and have an uke who is willing to stand, frozen in space, during the technical transitions rather than continually turn towards nage to at least try to continue to attack makes it look like a dance. I'm NOT talking about uke resisting or doing kaeshiwaza, just looking as alive and connected and moving as nage is.

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