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Old 06-18-2009, 06:01 AM   #18
dps
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Re: When do you know you are good at ukemi?

Ukemi is fundamental, basic, part of your foundation to build your Aikido on. Know the basics like posture, balance, movement and ukemi before you allow yourself to advance.

No joke about taking a thousand falls. Get a mat at home ( one 4' by 8' mat will do) and make ukemi a part of your daily routine, practice rolling or falling as often as you can. Go slow and think about what is happening to your body.

You will know you are good when you can do a dedicated attack without worrying about how your going to fall.

If your injured, don't practice until you are fully healed. Injuries catch up with you when you get older.

David

Last edited by dps : 06-18-2009 at 06:05 AM.
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