Re: Mae Ukemi
Welcome to the forum and Aikido! This post might get a little more proper attention if it were in the Technique section of the forum. People who go there are typically ready to ask and answer specific technical aikido questions.
That being said, anyone who can properly explain mae ukemi to a person new at aikido through an internet discussion board should get a medal! Jorge, I think this question is pretty complex to be answered here..hopefully you have a qualified instructor who can help you out. But don't worry! Ukemi is one of the tricker things beginners have to get used to. Not many people are required to transition smoothly from a standing, to rolling, to standing position in their daily lives! So be patient if it seems difficult, and be safe! (protect that neck and spine).
Good luck and welcome again!
Jun, is this forum able to support questions like this by having one of the sensei(s) on here post short video clips of, say, mae ukemi and give pointers on specifics in the clips to better answer questions like Jorges'? If this has been asked and answered before, I apologize.
Last edited by Adam Huss : 09-21-2009 at 08:59 PM.