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Old 11-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
Mary Eastland
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it's all about the greeting

I had a thought the other day while I was watching varios freestyles. The nages that openly greeted their ukes seemed to do better throughout the freestyle.

I call a greeting a meeting with openness where nage seems to want to engage with uke instead of fight against their uke.

How do you meet you uke when you are nage?

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
Janet Rosen
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Re: it's all about the greeting

Mary, funny you say that. When I was a fifth kyu I watched a nidan take her test for fukushidoin (a ranking that recognizes a certain level of teaching ability). Her randori was so graceful as she extended her arm to meet her uke I expected her to sprout opera gloves.
The lesson I took away was not only to feel that I "own" the mat but that I am the hostess greeting my guests and inviting them in.

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:02 AM   #3
Lyle Laizure
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Re: it's all about the greeting

I greet uke with arms wide open and a big smile.

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