Ju Ukemi and Go Ukemi are both terms used in Japanese martial arts, specifically in the context of Ukemi, which refers to the art of falling or receiving a technique.
- Ju Ukemi: This term translates to “soft falling” or “gentle falling”. It is a type of Ukemi where the martial artist receives a technique in a relaxed and fluid manner, rolling or sliding smoothly to absorb the impact of the technique without injury.
- Go Ukemi: This term translates to “hard falling” or “heavy falling”. It is a type of Ukemi where the martial artist receives a technique with a deliberate impact, hitting the ground with force to dissipate the energy of the technique and avoid injury.
Both types of Ukemi are important skills in Japanese martial arts and require practice and mastery to execute properly. In addition to avoiding injury, Ukemi can also help a martial artist maintain their balance and positioning during a technique, making it a crucial aspect of effective martial arts practice.
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