Thread: Koshinage Ukemi
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #7
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Re: Koshi Nage - Open Stance or Feet Together

I agree with Ellis. I think it should be taught and stressed far more than it is. In our style, we only have rolls or sutemi, but both are practiced as part of warmups from day one and people are taught how to do them. It's something you do every class and are expected to improve at, not to make pretty falls, but to protect yourself. I've visited dojos that didn't seem to have any falling practice, which was odd to me as most of those include basic ukemi in testing all the way up to shodan level.
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