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Old 12-18-2006, 12:32 PM   #6
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Re: Poll: How often do you actively slap the ground with your arms/hands when you fall during aikido training?

I voted "often," through honesty if not by design. I'm really trying to get quieter!

"Loud ukemi "something I am trying to get away from, with limited success... I've noticed that the more advanced aikidoka that I admire are much quieter in their ukemi, even hard-and-fast ukemi... The shihani I've seen taking falls are generally very, very quite - just the sound of the hakama swooshing across the mat (very awe inspiring).

There's apparently some kind of an inverse relationship between ukemi-loudness and rank that I have noted but not been able to absorb the fine points of "how," yet...

A little danger is a knowledge thing...

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