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Old 11-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Who is this uke?

A clip of Saotome at a friendship exhibition a ways back. Dude has crazy good ukemi, imo. And that thing he does at 1:05. Dang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsZk7Eha1Us
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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Re: Who is this uke?

Not sure, but it looks like it might be Don Moock.

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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Re: Who is this uke?

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Not sure, but it looks like it might be Don Moock.

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No. My guess is that it's the late Frank Bell, but I am not sure.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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Re: Who is this uke?

A young Don Modesto?

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Old 11-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #5
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Re: Who is this uke?

I know it is not Don Moock or Frank Bell......maybe Glen Bluestone? George Ledyard might know...
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:43 AM   #6
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Re: Who is this uke?

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And that thing he does at 1:05. Dang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsZk7Eha1Us
I did exactly that last week in an attempt not to kick somebody who stepped in my way. My foot still hurts!

No idea who the uke is. Sorry.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #7
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Re: Who is this uke?

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A young Don Modesto?

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Definitely not Frank Bell or Don Mock. 98% certainty Peter has the right I.d. on the uke.

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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Re: Who is this uke?

Guilty as charged.

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #9
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That was no uke. That was a Jedi. I didn't know a person could do that. It literally looked like the film was reversed.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #10
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Guilty as charged.
did not know you could look that young

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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Cool beans!

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:32 AM   #12
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Don, You don't own a tequila factory do you? ;-)
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #13
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@greg--didn't know I'd get this old.

@Mark--No, but I've seen the logo. My Hispanic students delight in my name; it's like they're always calling me Sir Modesto.

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #14
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So, how did you do that thing without breaking your metatarsals? And is your upper body made out of antigravity? The mechanical advantage for that particular movement is really low.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #15
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So, how did you do that thing without breaking your metatarsals? And is your upper body made out of antigravity? The mechanical advantage for that particular movement is really low.
I don't recommend it. I used to love lying back in SEIZA and just feeling the stretch. It wasn't until decades after I started doing it that I realized it was hurting my knees. When I stopped doing it, my knees stopped hurting.

But, fwiw, it was a combination of two practices. 1) Sitting up while lying in SEIZA; 2) learning to control various stages of that back arch which I did through UKEMI for SHIHOO NAGE. Get the proper momentum with the inital rise, and the rest of it just sort of comes. The first time I did it I surprised myself.

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