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Old 09-24-2002, 07:39 AM   #10
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Asolutely - also, ukemi has saved from injury several times in real life.

Ukemi is a very useful way of learning extension as well - since you can extend into the mat as you roll. As far as I am aware Shioda sensei was very keen on ukemi practise to improve your actual standing aikido.

Ian

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