Friday, September 18, 2009

The Art of Taking It

Rolls and break falls are just as important in Jujutsu as locks and throws.
Ukemi waza, or the art of taking it, is our way of adapting our bodies to the opponents technique.

Here are three tips to improving your ukemi.

Don't anticipate, but rather go with the flow.

Relax your body as you tense it.
This is a paradox, but the real secret is to stay relaxed to mold your body, while tensing key areas
to protect your body. 

Minimize impact by projecting your energy outward staying tight like a ball and easing into it as much as possible.

And just like everything else, keep at it till you get it right.

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