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Old 11-29-2006, 06:49 AM   #61
stelios
Dojo: aikido dojo nippos Crete
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 75
Greece
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Re: To Slap the Ground or Not

Whenever I slap the mat (usually very hard as I am almost 100 kilos) my master looks at me and grinds his teeth. Yes, I can roll and fall very silently if required but slapping around comes more natural although my palms hurt a lot afterwards. Yes, I know it is supposed to be done silently and calmly but I am just a big guy that needs to land after a short trip in the air (the silliest excuse ever)
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