Thread: Asphalt ukemi.
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Old 02-26-2001, 10:03 AM   #14
Location: Chicago, IL
Join Date: Jun 2000
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DiNalt wrote:
I've been doing rolls on harder surfaces (such as non-carpeted floors and concrete) from time to time, and the thing that causes me to go ouch most often, is... the belt I wear around my pants/jeans/whatever it is at the moment !

The pain comes from it pressing against my kidney(s) at the point in time when that point of my back makes contact with the surface...
I'm not sure I understand. The kidneys are above the pelvic bone, and most people wear their pants in such a manner where their belts are at or below their pelvis. When wearing a dogi, however, the obi is usually positioned right on the kidneys. You say "around my pants/jeans/whatever" so are you wearing your dogi while practicing ukemi on hard surfaces or are you wearing your pants too high?

Robert Cronin
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