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I believe that ukemi can be translated as receiving body (受け身). It is what uke (受け, whoever receives the technique) does when nage (投げ thrower) or tori (取り, grabber) applies a technique.

Am I correct in my assumptions?

Are my kanji correct?

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Should this be punted to japanese.se?... –  Sardathrion Apr 16 at 8:51

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