Re: To Slap the Ground or Not
It seems that only science will settle this - so, we need to get a sample, do some testing, run a chi square analysis and get some real science!
Sure. If I was a casual reader of the web I would follow the advice of Hooker Sensei, and Ushiro Sensei and not slap. I would however listen to the 'nutball ex judoka' and keep his words in the back of my mind. I disagree with Sensei Hooker, but I respectfully stated why. That makes me a student - of martial arts, and life.
I'm fond of saying "Any break fall you can walk away from, is a good break fall."