Thread: Beautiful Uke
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:13 AM   #12
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Re: Beautiful Uke

Mark Freeman wrote: View Post
Hi Alex,

The hardest (and paradoxically the easiest) uke to throw is one who keeps his centre in his hands, does not resist nage's technique, but rather follows it through to its logical conclusion, remaining fully co-ordinated and balanced all the time. The result is either a nice clean throw, beacuse the technique was correct, or as is often the case, the technique stops because nage has tried to throw/lock/manhandle uke while not following the principles of aikido.

or results in a full reversal if uke is really on top of things.
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