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Old 12-18-2006, 11:48 AM   #7
Karen Wolek
Dojo: Kingston Aikido
Location: New York
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 322
Re: Poll: How often do you actively slap the ground with your arms/hands when you fall during aikido training?

I voted "often" but like Peter, I am trying to be softer and quieter. I watch my teachers and I hear just a swoosh. I'm getting ready for 1st kyu, so my sensei is trying to get me to be softer. As nage, too. Recently in freestyle class, he told the group of uke to attack (me) hard, but nage (me) was to be soft. Oh boy. That was not easy......

"Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda
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