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Old 12-17-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
Eric Webber
Dojo: Aikido West Reading
Location: Reading, Pa
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 261
Re: Poll: How often do you actively slap the ground with your arms/hands when you fall during aikido training?

There is actually a formula to figure out the amount of energy dispersed through slapping the mat during a break fall (theoretically; I believe it would have to take place in a vacuum for formula to be perfectly accurate, but it can get you pretty close in real life as well). We had a student training with us who has a degree in kinesiology, he wrote it on the announcement board in the dojo, unfortunately it got erased.
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