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Creation Date: 02-23-2005 11:31 AM
Susan Marie
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In General Keeping it Round Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New 11-29-2004 11:06 AM
November 29, 2004, Keeping it Round

At Saturday's class I was told by Sensei's uchi-deshi that I'd be testing…he thinks. And that I should practice as if I were testing.

We did forward rolls, backward rolls…and solo breakfalls. One can never have too much ukemi practice.

I remember years ago when I was first learning how to do breakfalls. I was petrified because it seemed like I had to give up control over my own balance, which to anyone would be unnerving. And the thought of not having my lead hand out reaching for the mat was just ludicrous. I felt I was leading with my head and that my head would be the first thing to touch the mat!

Saturday was the first time in years that I'd done the solo breakfalls. I'm much better on my left side than on my right. When I do them on my right side, my limbs are all over the place when I land.

One bit of advice that I remember receiving from one of my sempai a few years ago was, "Watch your feet leave the ground. That's what keeps your body round."
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