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Old 02-06-2007, 01:13 PM   #26
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Re: AikiWeb Workshop 2007

Sounds like I missed out. Hopefully when you do another one its closer west. Was there video coverage of this? I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one interested.

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Old 02-07-2007, 07:07 AM   #27
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Yeah, but it's really hard to steal anything when people are willing to give what we want.

I'm already looking forward to next time. I agree that we ought to present different approaches to ukemi. Shisei, shintai, and ukemi are part of the foundation we need to build our structure.
Ellis already has a seminar built around ukemi. It is eye opening and unconventional in some since but very good at keeping a person safe. Chuck has his unique ways of dealing with it in a very systemic way as well. I am the only weak link in that chain.

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Old 02-07-2007, 08:39 AM   #28
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Ellis already has a seminar built around ukemi. It is eye opening and unconventional in some since but very good at keeping a person safe. Chuck has his unique ways of dealing with it in a very systemic way as well. I am the only weak link in that chain.
I'll say that what you presented in one of your last sessions in terms of proper grip, intent, and body organization for katatedori and katadori were very strongly (and importantly) pertinent to ukemi...

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Old 02-07-2007, 09:16 AM   #29
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I agree, Jun. Too many people think ukemi just means "falling"; and even further, think ukemi means "losing". I have seen books that even use terms for uke like "uke is a throw toy", a "training dummy", etc.

I also like Ellis's teaching of ukemi. I have received many emails asking similar questions such as "what is the appropriate ukemi (meaning fall) for such and such technique." My answer is always, relax with good posture and learn from the demonstration of gravity. Of course the difficult part is achieiving that relaxation in whatever is good posture to answer the immediate problem. Ellis's system is one way that teaches this very well. When you understand it, then take part in lots and lots of 'em.

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Old 02-07-2007, 10:35 AM   #30
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After jun took a particularly spectactular looking fall, the lady that I paired off with said, "That looked, um, really interesting." I replied, "Yeah, that was neat. Let's go slow." When she (Lynn?) grabbed my wrists, I said "Okay. Now I'm going to press my knife hand against your forearm, and all you have to do is kind of pinwheel yourself around into a breakfall." LOL

It'd been a little while since I'd seen ukemi like that. Good stuff.

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Old 02-07-2007, 10:36 AM   #31
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I have seen Ellis' Ukemi DVD, and can say for certain that even the most proficient aikidoka can learn something from it. I think he sells it from his own website.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:22 AM   #32
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I also like Ellis's teaching of ukemi.
Me as well. I've picked up his pointers on taking ukemi from a shihonage throw on the lone seminar of Ellis' I had attended. Thanks for saving my elbow Ellis!

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Old 02-07-2007, 11:31 AM   #33
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I just got the Ukemi DVD and haven't had any free time to watch it.

But ukemi as the focal point for the next AikiWeb seminar sounds interesting.
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