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Old 02-12-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
Jeanne Shepard
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Dojo: Puget Sound Aikikai
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Re: Article: Taking Ukemi and Being Uke by Peter Boylan

I've heard of schools that require a test applicant to perform as ike as well as demonstrate techniques as nage.
This seems like a step in the direction you talk about.

Also, Aikido Today Magazine's current issue interviews 3 European teachers ,(Jan Nevelius, Frank Ostoff and Jorma Lyley) who are attracting a following there and in the US by advocating an emphasis on uke's role, among other things.

Great article!

Jeanne Shepard

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