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Old 08-19-2008, 09:10 PM   #15
jennifer paige smith
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Re: Ukemi makes you (feel) tougher...

Don Magee wrote: View Post
My wife broke her collar bone just trying to learn how to roll in aikido.
Hi Don,
I made it squarely past extra-beginner stage(5th kyu) with only a severly torn rotator cuff from suwari waza sutemi. Oh, the old days .The training we did back then. was, generally,harder then the training I'm seeing now. And the snow was deeper, especially without shoes.

It was around brown belt that the koshi's started flying. clavicle 1.
Then at shodan the hakama went on and a-blammo. clavical 2.

Hope your wife kept on with the keepin' on.


Jennifer Paige Smith
Confluence Aikido Systems
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