Thread: Beautiful Uke
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:27 AM   #4
Alex Megann
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Re: Beautiful Uke

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David Valadez wrote: View Post
I hate the beautiful uke. They are ruining the art.
You mean this kind of thing?

I have the highest regard for Takeda Sensei, but I understand that in his school (Aikido Kenkyukai) ukes are encouraged to be extremely responsive, for better or for worse. In this clip, at least, I see lots of beautiful flying through the air, but a shortage of actual attacks that you would have to get out of the way of...

Alex
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