Thread: Absent Patellae
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Old 02-11-2006, 06:06 AM   #7
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,220
United Kingdom
Re: Absent Patellae

Bryan Bateman wrote:
I was also approached last night by a lady 4 months pregnant who was enquiring about training with her husband. My initial thoughts were yes, just as tori, no ukemi etc. But I'm having second thoughts....................
difficult one, your call, good luck.

I did watch a 3rd dan grading many years ago, the woman taking it was about 5/6 months pregnant. She was only about 5' tall and had quite a 'bump' on front. There were audible gasps in the dojo when she faced a live tanto attack directed at the stomach. She just smiled throughout and dealt with it as if it was no big deal, Awesome!
She didn't have to make ukemi though.


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