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Teaching children in Judo for 13 years now and having made an instructor's license, I will try to pin it down to some principles (as concrete lessons may be established, but are dependent on the group). General principles (all techniques/ages) These principles do not only apply to children (or ukemi), but are more essential to be held in mind and used in ...


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Although @SteveWeigand 's answer is good, I want to base another one on sources I found and introduce a new aspect: In Aikido: A Complete Guide, a generally well sourced book, there are mentioned the two names which obviously would make sense to a Japanese native speaker: zenpō ukemi: 'zenpō' or 'zenpou' literally meaning 'forward' or 'frontward'. mae ...


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In my Judo class, we do what we call "Ukemi competion": we assign every Ukemi a number and whenever the insctructor shouts that number, everybody has to excecute the fall. The last one to execute it and anyone who either performs the wrong fall or doesn't execute it correctly, gets eliminated. As fewer kids remain, you can increase the speed at which you ...



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