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Old 02-15-2006, 08:06 AM   #2
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: Ukemi's a little ruff

Practise, practise, practise

I used to take a lot of big ukemi that was basically unnessecary. I ended up with a lot of aches and pains, so I adpated it and tried to make it as soft and quiet as possible. Much better results. Try and get hold of the donovan waite videos/dvd on soft ukemi. Theres also some clips of Jundoing the folding fan breakfall on here somwhere. the subconscious desire to not hurt your back is probably part of it too. Cant really help you with that, thats a demon you have to work out yourself

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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