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Old 03-02-2008, 02:22 PM   #4
Eric Webber
Dojo: Aikido West Reading
Location: Reading, Pa
Join Date: Dec 2004
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Re: Free Breakfalls and Frustration to Boot

Study forward ukemi. Low and slow at first, then a little bigger, higher, and so on. Breakfall (the type used to "flip" out of shihonage, kotegeishi) is simply a heightened form of the forward ukemi. Focus on the timing and extension of the legs, slap early so your hand takes the brunt and not the rest of your body (hips, knees, ankles)
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