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Old 11-18-2001, 01:37 PM   #1
Jacques
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Question Omote and Ura

I am new to these forums so please bear with me.

Is there anybody out there who can explain the difference between omote and mae as well as ura and ushiro.

Masakatsu Agatsu
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Old 11-18-2001, 03:35 PM   #2
Greg Jennings
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Re: Omote and Ura

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I am new to these forums so please bear with me.

Is there anybody out there who can explain the difference between omote and mae as well as ura and ushiro.
Omote roughly means "that which can be seen" while ura means "that which cannot be readily seen".

In that vein, my dojo uses omote to mean those techniques which are executed in front of uke. I.e., those which uke "can see".

We use ura to mean those techniques which are executed in back of uke. I.e., those which uke "can not readily see".

We call techniques where uke attacks to nage's rear ushiro. I guess we designate mae by leaving off the "ushiro" suffix on the attack.

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Greg Jennings
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Old 11-19-2001, 02:54 AM   #3
Jacques
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Re: Re: Omote and Ura

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Omote roughly means "that which can be seen" while ura means "that which cannot be readily seen".

In that vein, my dojo uses omote to mean those techniques which are executed in front of uke. I.e., those which uke "can see".

We use ura to mean those techniques which are executed in back of uke. I.e., those which uke "can not readily see".


Best Regards,
This information will come in handy. Thanks Greg

Masakatsu Agatsu
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Old 11-19-2001, 08:16 AM   #4
Greg Jennings
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Re: Re: Re: Omote and Ura

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This information will come in handy. Thanks Greg
You're very welcome.

If you or yours are ever in the U.S.A., please come train with us.

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