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Old 01-12-2007, 06:46 AM   #14
Keith R Lee
Location: Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 219
Re: Backward Roll - Risks and benefits

I've never felt the need for them in Aikido, but backwards rolling comes into play while, err, rolling in Sambo/BJJ/grappling. However, it's only to maintain positioning or follow a person around, not to disapate the force of a throw or anything like that.

Keith Lee
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