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Old 04-07-2012, 06:10 AM   #8
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Dojo: Allegheny Aikido, Pitsburgh PA
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Join Date: May 2009
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Re: Should obese aikidoka do break falls?

Well... I'm 5' 7" and I outweigh you. Quite honestly I like breakfalls and have not found them to be particularly hard on my body. We don't take a lot of them where I train but I probably take them more often than other members of the dojo.

The only times I have experienced any real insult to my neck have been when I took a bad back roll. I don't think I am any more at risk for an injury than anyone else other than needing to be careful of my knees which were damaged in much younger and thinner years.
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