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Old 03-03-2008, 01:00 PM   #7
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: Free Breakfalls and Frustration to Boot

The key to hayaku zenpo kaiten ukemi {breakfall} is the front leg. You must get a good push off so that you can achieve the height required otherwise you will hit your head on the mat. This push off is also required if nage is throwing you really far. If you don't push off far enough, then you won't land out of the kotegaeshi and could get seriously injured.
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