Thread: soft breakfalls
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Old 06-12-2002, 08:35 AM   #2
Ghost Fox
Dojo: Jikishinkan Dojo
Location: New York City (Brooklyn)
Join Date: Oct 2001
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Hello IT,

I personally place a great emphasis on making sure my breakfalls are soft, as well as quiet. I believe the two go hand in hand.

For me I practice my ukemi outside, so while I'm on the mat I very conscious about ukemi on the mat. The mat is very forgiving and it's easy to get lazy. When I roll to loud (anything louder then a slight rustle) I mentally take inventory of what body part impacted on the mat too loud.

Pretty much goes like this oops there goes your shoulder, crunch you just smashed your hips.

Peace and Blessings

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