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Old 11-20-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
Location: Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 177
Should the leg be straight in the Breakf

In the normal front high break fall, should the front leg (the leg touch the mat first) be straight?

The most text book say the leg should be straight. But my sensei bends his front leg. I tried the bend version for a few classes. It does help me get up quickly. But it seems put more strain on my lower back. I know my sensei has back problem. Could the bending leg break fall be a contributing factor?

I think I'll stick to the straight front leg version. But is the bending leg version just another option, or a big NO go?

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