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Old 03-11-2003, 01:15 PM   #6
Karen Wolek
Dojo: Kingston Aikido
Location: New York
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 322
Hi Matthew!

I'm a newbie too....I started 5 months ago. And I JUST started doing forward rolls with any sort of speed. Not much speed, but before I had to stop, move my hips, bend my knees, put my hands down, turn, push off, roll. So I worked on my own or with my teacher until I felt ready (and sensei though I was ready) to join the line. Everyone in my dojo rolls better and faster than I do. But that is ok. I will get it someday. Meanwhile, I just keep on practicing! That's all we can do.

Good luck!

"Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda
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