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Old 06-28-2001, 10:26 AM   #1
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reverse ukemi

Just to follow on from the last thread on forward ukemi;

If you do a reverse ukemi (say with the right leg reaching behind you), do you rise with the left leg in front (i.e. you stand up in the same posture you went down with)

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do you swing the other (right) leg through whilst you are rising and thus rise in the opposite stance.

I tend to do both (depending on circumstance), but I wondered if anyone is taught both and whether there is anyone that considers the last method to be poor technique?

Ian
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Old 06-28-2001, 10:42 AM   #2
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Hello,

I always finish a backward roll by standing up in the same stance that I started in. I do the same with forward rolls as well (On a side note, I don't slap or tap the mat when performing forward rolls or backward rolls). During class (and testing) the instructor will test the students balance and focus by pushing or pulling the student right at the completion of the roll. I've found that the simplest way to perform the roll and maintain proper focus and balance is to not switch my feet while rising back into a hanmi stance. Have a good day!

LOUIS A. SHARPE, JR.
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Old 06-29-2001, 03:38 AM   #3
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Re: reverse ukemi

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Originally posted by ian
Just to follow on from the last thread on forward ukemi;

If you do a reverse ukemi (say with the right leg reaching behind you), do you rise with the left leg in front (i.e. you stand up in the same posture you went down with)

OR

do you swing the other (right) leg through whilst you are rising and thus rise in the opposite stance.
I usually get up with the same stance as before.

Tac

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Old 07-02-2001, 01:44 PM   #4
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What I think your asking (maybe not) is do you step 'back' or swing the leg through. We learn both we call one retreating and the other advancing. If someone shoves you backwards and follows you then you can't step forward because there is no room. Also if someone shoves and they stay where they are you can be more 'aggressive' by stepping through, sort of say "hay don't do that." ☺

Graham Wild
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Old 07-03-2001, 10:21 PM   #5
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I often end with shomen uchi ikkyo undo. shomen uchi ikkyo undo reflects a cut, and in a wierd way so does a roll, so I come up on the same foot, and see if my balance is still okay enough to do the exercise.
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