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Old 01-19-2007, 05:31 PM   #40
Location: Victoria
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 132
Re: Backward Roll - Risks and benefits

David Shevitz wrote:
Some examples: they might be close to the edge of the mat, or they don't see that there are other students directly behind them.
Funnily enough that is one of the reasons we do practice this, so as to practice and develop your awareness for what is going on around you.

I've been on the mats with hundreds of people before where we are quite literally shoulder to shoulder and backwards rolls have still been possible, and I can still only recall one incident where a person ended up with a broken toe as someone stood on their foot as they tried to stand up (but that could have happened from a forward roll or even just standing from a break fall)
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