Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Hang Your Uke

Caught a class at NSA. Matt taught tonight. We did a whole bunch of techniques. What I'd like to note though was a general theme Matt has. Frequently for techniques he is keeping his elbows down, his hands lined up with his center and moves you with his body. I need to look at this more.

The other thing I've been looking it is how for example Matt had us doing a nikkyo. By getting uke to lean on you a little, he sort of hangs himself on your arm. Uke wants to hold on because he is off balance which just reinforces the nikkyo. Very neat.

I guess that for now I am spending just as much time looking at my uke as I am looking at myself.

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