Re: Youth and breakfalls.
Hmmm, interesting. Well im 17 now, started aikido at 13 and started breakfalling within the first few months, not well admitedly, but i did do them. so thats about 4 years of breakfalling during what is a crucial development stage. Hasn't stopped my growth, im close 2 6ft no major physical damage, any that i do have is unrelated to aikido. from personal experiece breakfalling is not damaging for people of that age, then again maybe i'm just weird or its all gonna catch up with me :P