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Old 04-18-2003, 09:16 AM   #3
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In my mind, the gymnastics front roll (somersault) puts one's head at risk if, as Ken said, the arms become unavailable (due to nage holding on, etc). It also puts the spine at risk to injury as the roll goes directly down the spine. That's good and all on a padded floor/beam as in gymnastics, but I'd rather develop skills that work on a hard floor (if necessary).

-- Jun

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