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Old 11-28-2006, 12:26 PM   #47
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Re: To Slap the Ground or Not

Jun Akiyama wrote:
PS: On topic, Ushiro sensei advocates not slapping with the hand when taking ukemi as that may lead to injury of the hand and arm. Rather, he has shown how to take ukemi by tucking the arms in close to the body (kind of like a boxing guard) and "stomping" on the ground with the foot/leg further from the ground. So, when falling on the right side, the left foot crosses over in front of the right knee/thigh and the sole of the left foot absorbs the falling impact.

-- Jun
That sounds dangerous from a groin perspective. I've had enough accidents with my legs crossing over each other.

- Don
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