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Old 01-08-2009, 08:33 PM   #34
Jayd H.
Dojo: Barbados Aikido Federation
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1
Re: Ukemi off the mat

Have any of you guys heard of parkour? Rolling on concrete is very common, and practitioners train long to perfect their rolling.

I recently started and was shocked to see how poor my rolls really were after my five years of aikido. Mats are just way too forgiving; to really have a useful roll, I think it's essential to practice on hard surfaces.

(The commercial in that video features one of the founders of parkour, David Belle.)
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