Thread: Concrete Ukemi
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Old 05-15-2004, 08:08 AM   #1
Thor's Hammer
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 51
Concrete Ukemi

Hi, I've been doing aikido for only a year now, but my rolls on the mat are pretty good, I never get any injuries or pain rolling on mat, even at fairly high speeds...

I am having trouble with ukemi on concrete and asphalt, however, especially concrete. First of all, I have a tendency to roll the bony part at the back of my shoulder, and when I roll on concrete, this causes some pretty bad pain. Also, after I've rolled across and down my back, the concrete presses against the bony part at the back of my hip, also causes pain. Is this just a matter of growing some tissue to cover that up and disperse the pressure, or is my technique incorrect?

Thanks in advance.
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