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Old 11-13-2003, 12:28 PM   #9
The Wrenster
Location: Horsham
Join Date: Jul 2002
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my first bad breakfall experience was in the first few months of Judo. I had only been going for a short while, and the Sensei ussually had us newbies train with the dan grades untill we were confident in landing. Some guy, and i'm still wary when I fight him, as he performed a drop seoi-nage (SP) For an inexperiences uke, this was not good...I landed hard on my head, to various accompanying groans of sympathy. Strangely, my ashi waza improved immediately for the rest of that night!! I love the feeling of being thrown hard and fast and knowing that you are being thrown with such skill that you hardly have to worry about landing correctly. My favourite is a really fast Ippon seoi-nage where you fly straight over your partner rather than off the hip. Brilliant fun!!!

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