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Old 09-07-2009, 07:33 PM   #24
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Re: When do you know you are good at ukemi?

Ive fallen from much higher than 6 feet and hit solid earth...mats would have to be nicer.... horses can seriously teach you how to take ukemi. Crazy thing is the better you are at falling the less often you actually tend to fall.

Kevin great post I will be keeping this firmly in mind. I'm beginning to take Ukemi at higher speeds and need to remember to, not freeze up, and just go with it. I actually have found that the more energy Nage gives me in a throw the easier Ukemi is if I can stay relaxed.
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