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Old 10-27-2003, 12:44 AM   #8
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Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,677
When I first started learning ukemi I was a night janitor at a movie theater. I had been taking aikido about a month (8 classes) and thought my rolls were good enough to try on the movie theater lobby floor which was a thin carpet over concrete. I was wrong and slammed my shoulder into the floor seperating my AC joint...this was from a kneeling roll. Dealt with the pain for 2-3 months until it finally got too bad and I saw a doctor. He immobilized it for a week and it's been fine ever since.


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