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Old 11-27-2006, 01:51 AM   #37
Dojo: Portland Aikikai
Location: Portland
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 82
Re: To Slap the Ground or Not

I don't train to fall down. I train to protect my body. But I'm not good at that so I fall down a lot. And yes I slap the mat, and I've also slapped out on concrete. It really hurt.

What makes sense to me is that if we are going to be thrown hard then we need to be able to deal with that. And gradually our skills develop to the point where it is very difficult to really throw us, and when we are really thrown we can absorb the impact efficiently.

Another 2 cents for y'all,

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