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Old 10-07-2007, 05:37 PM   #33
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Re: No suwariwaza techniques at Nippon Kan

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Raul Rodrigo wrote: View Post
...Any idea why a soft mat can cause more damage?

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If you've ever worked out on wrestling mats you'd know why. The foam is constructed to provide leverage for techniques. Therefore the feet sink into the foam. The same would apply to knees if doing swariwaza. There is more friction on the body and more chance for injury.

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