Thread: Ukemi problems
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:13 PM   #37
Dojo: Aikido of Gainesville/ Gainesville, FL
Location: Gainesville/FL
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Re: Ukemi problems

Great replies particularly those suggesting you start from kneeling. You are new and need clear instructions on HOW to roll. When instructing teens I remind them that our 'monkey brains' are wired to send signals of panic when the brain gets signals of 'falling.' As you roll more from a low position your brain will adjust to the sensations and it will get better. Some people handle these conflicting neurological sensations better than others. Some Astronauts never get space sick...many do and they keep flying.
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