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Old 04-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #9
gregstec
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Re: Should obese aikidoka do break falls?

Personally, I don't think weight is the main concern with breakfalls - IMO, they can be bad for you at any weight and should be avoided when possible. Granted, I think they need to be learned for protection when needed in certain situations - but the constant hard practice of them will cause problems later in life; especially for those folks that like to throw themselves harder than what nage puts into the throw - I am sure you all have seen it at seminars; those in their 20s and 30s slamming themselves into the mat as hard as they can - 10 to 15 years later, they will be paying the price for that.

Greg
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