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Old 09-25-2008, 03:59 AM   #6
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: Broken Clavicle - Advice sort

Hi Kerry

I broke my left collar bone preAikido and did not think it made a difference until I noticed that I prefered right rolls over left rolls. In response I practiced left rolls over and over. As a teacher, I discovered that front rolls are not the best way to take ukemi in almost any situation and taught my students to take back/side ukemi. If your dojo gives you such freedom, I suggest you use your engineering skills to develop your own ukemi system. (Donovan Waite videos might be a big help).

Another thing, I have not met a serious practitioner who has not at some time had a serious injury that sidelined her, I suggest you figure out how to watch classes enjoyably.

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