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Old 02-12-2006, 02:31 PM   #16
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
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Re: Poll: For the basic version of tenchinage, what kind of fall do you think is more appropriate?

Mark Gibbons wrote:
I voted for back fall but, I personally will do a forward roll depending on how tired my knees are. The back fall takes up less room on a crowded mat and is easier to teach to beginners.
Yes, me, too.

But it's not always a matter of choice. Well, done, TN can launch you. With beginners, I do the back roll because they're still fretting over where the foot goes and I wait for their technique to catch up with my attack. More advance players just take your momentum and you fly.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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