Tag Archives: breakfalling

Stalled and stumbling

So I’ve hit that point which, without doubt, I will encounter over and over again on my journey through learning aikido and jiu jitsu.  At this moment in time “that point” is occurring in aikido.  Experienced martial artists will nod … Continue reading

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When does push become pull?

I have previously mentioned the perils of training with someone who continually over-steps the levels at which you feel confident at training at, but sometimes this a good thing.  So what is it that differentiates the partner you train with … Continue reading

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Falling with grace

Feedback Firstly, thank you to all that gave me feedback on my last post over on Google Plus.  Your comments have been helpful in many ways, and I hope to write a follow up article on the matter. Falling On … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for

I have had to take a break from training this week, due to my lack of reactions while practising my aikido at the weekend.  It was a small class, just the four of us and sensei.  With me were two … Continue reading

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Home is where the jitsu dojo is

I miss training regularly in Jiu Jitsu. I haven’t been to my jitsu dojo for over a month, the current distance makes it too far away to go there and back in a night. But it was tonight, as I … Continue reading

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Stop! I’m really confused now. . .

More than one is a help? “I think your Jitsu background makes it easier to learn Aikido,” said someone casually to me in the changing rooms last week.  “Really?” came my astonished reply, “it doesn’t feel like it.” Now I … Continue reading

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On being a bad uke

Either my Saturday Aikido sensei is reading my blog or he’s developed the ability to read my mind, because this week our training focused on the movements of uke.  Additionally  I was delighted at the range of feedback and discussion … Continue reading

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Making a good uke

Uke: Receiver of the technique.  (The person initiating the attack.) Ukemi: Receiving with the body.  Sometimes stated as break falling. Ukemi waza: Receiving techniques.   “50% of your time spent on the mat is an uke.  Learn to use this … Continue reading

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