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Old 05-01-2017, 06:41 AM   #1
Modern Bushi
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Ukemi principles for "hakama exam"

Hello everyone,

It's Modern Bushi here. Apologies for my long absence, from the AikiWeb forums, I was very busy with school work (though it did not restrain me from keiko…)

In a short while, I will be passing a test for earning the Hakama; I will essentially be uke for the majority of the test and will have to perform the best ukemi I can.

To help me for preparation, what should I take into account (principles, mindset …) for my ukemi, in particular the high falls?

Thanks for your help.

Best wishes,

Christian.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: Ukemi principles for "hakama exam"

You should ask seniors at your dojo. No one else will be able to tell you what the criteria for your test will be.

(Note that the stage at which students are told to wear hakama varies widely from dojo to dojo, so knowing that this is a test that, if you pass, will entitle you to wear a hakama does not tell us anything)
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:40 AM   #3
ramenboy
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Re: Ukemi principles for "hakama exam"

i agree with mary. we don't know what rank you are/will be. but ask your seniors what they expect from you

also, don't trip.

practice hard
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:17 AM   #4
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Re: Ukemi principles for "hakama exam"

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Jerome Cervantes wrote: View Post
also, don't trip.
Yep. Very good advice. I've seen it happen and it wasn't pretty.
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:57 AM   #5
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Re: Ukemi principles for "hakama exam"

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Jerome Cervantes wrote: View Post

also, don't trip.
there are two kind of hakama people. those who tripped and those who will. same thing with motorcycle rider but for the crash part instead of trip.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:41 PM   #6
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Re: Ukemi principles for "hakama exam"

Presumably you won't be wearing your hakama yet at the time of the test ... but there are three basic pieces of advice that students of all rank generally remind themselves during testing:

1.) Relax (relax, relax)
2.) Trust your training
3.) Don't anticipate

Jim Redel BHC Aikido
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:43 PM   #7
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Re: Ukemi principles for "hakama exam"

Don't think about what the technique will be. Just let it flow.

dps
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