Thread: uke vs nage
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:59 PM   #10
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Re: uke vs nage

Justin, I don't understand. if sensei uses you as demo uke, don't you Then go train with a partner? And aren't you throwing them just as many times as they are throwing you?
After I am demo uke I sometimes have my partner uke first, whether or not I outrank them, so I can see if I remembered what sensei did to me just by feel.Sometimes I have them nage first, so I can figure it out a little more slowly than "attack>splat!"
But everybody takes turns, nobody does Only technique or Only ukemi. Gotta do both.


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