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Old 01-24-2014, 03:51 PM   #31
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Boston
Location: Peterborough, NH
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 653
Re: Leading your uke?

In O-Sensei's Budo, if I have it right, he talks about how one challenge of an ushiro technique is that you don't know when uke is going to grab you so you have to respond to an unanticipated attack. Which suggests that all these ushiro attacks where uke comes from the front and runs around nage are very much missing the point. Our very own Kevin L talks about the important of training to start from a compromised position--I see the ushiro techniques as being training for that.

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