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Old 08-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #11
Janet Rosen
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Re: Uncommitted Attacks & "Competition-style" Attacks

Jamey Johnston wrote: View Post
The exercise that stuck in my head involved a jab at the face (yes, I see the irony). Keep in mind it is an exercise. Nage places a hand up in front of their face with the palm facing outward. Uke strikes the hand. Once Uke's hand connects with Nage's palm, Nage's goal is to keep their hand in physical contact with Uke's fist. As Uke draws their fist back, Nage moves their entire body forward to get into that "safe-zone" slightly behind Uke. The jab exercise starts out slowly, very slowly, and builds up speed as Nage gets comfortable and relaxed with the movement. At no point did Nage grab Uke.
Cool exercise. Think I'll play with that on the mat next week!

Janet Rosen
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