Thread: Fear
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Old 08-25-2000, 12:10 PM   #2
Dojo: UBC Okanagan Aikido Club
Location: Kelowna
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 94
I don't know if this is something that you've already tried, but Bookman sensei in his video on ukemi does a really neat intermediate step where the aikidoka learning to fall uses a kneeling and crouched down partner as a support. The whole fall is done very low to the ground with a lot of support. When teaching ukemi I've found it helps considerably with those who find the fall intimidating. Rather than do a poor job of describing the process I think I'll just suggest you find a friend with the video so you can see it for yourself.

I hope this is helpful,

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