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Old 04-23-2017, 03:55 PM   #9
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Re: Aikido Principles: Unbendable Arm

Michael Hackett wrote: View Post
Hi David,

Just to be clear, we consider the unbendable arm valuable for forward rolls and that's why we teach it at the start. I don't know much about judo ukemi, but my view of ukemi in aikido is the same as my view of aikido waza - it is never perfect and can always be improved upon. Maybe "lifetime" is an exaggeration, but it sure appears that way.
Hi Michael, as far as I know, Aikido ukemi wasn't developed by the founder but with minimal modifications imported by various teachers from Judo. Here is the first google hit on my search on Judo ukemi:

Do you do something different?

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