George S. Ledyard wrote:
..... how do you handle those throws that entail a lock of the joint that would seem to require a break fall as defensive reaction?
Hey George - actually I was referring to a person with a spinal injury. My broader perspective is that in our style of Aikido, which is probably the softest to be found anywhere, we don't do anything that requires this, for a variety of reasons. Doesn't make it less effective, just different.