Free Breakfalls and Frustration to Boot
Hi fellow aikidoka, I have a question:
I've been training for about a year, and recently I started cross training in a different (harder--in the physical sense) style. They want me to throw myself into a breakfall in this particular style (just myself--no uke / nage situation), and I find I'm having a lot of difficulty doing so. It's not so much fear as my general incompetence, I think. I have problems getting enough height and with throwing my head at the mat (I'm betting that the two problems are interrelated). Anyway, I'm finding myself really, really frustrated by this, so if anyone has any advice, info, or the like, please send it my way.