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Old 11-09-2003, 05:37 AM   #3
Tim Griffiths
Dojo: Nes Ziona Aikikai
Location: Suzhou, China
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 188
Wow...accidents happen, but 22% as uke?

I'm pretty strict about keeping the head

off the mat, both in forward/backward rolls

and when uke's on their back (i.e. end of

zagi kokyu ho/kokyu dosa). Actually, the head should never touch the mat (if you can, you can keep it off during the standard pins too).

I've seen one concussion from an uke collision, but that's all.

I'd be interested in hearing how these happen, and which style/type of practice they happen in.

Jun, you got concussion from an elbow on the head once, right? Is that a one off, or have you seen any more from your dojo?

Keep your heads,


If one makes a distinction between the dojo and the battlefield, or being in your bedroom or in public, then when the time comes there will be no opportunity to make amends. (Hagakure)
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