Thread: Concrete Ukemi
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Old 05-15-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
Tharis
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Re: Concrete Ukemi

Bryan,

I've been training 3 years, and honestly I still don't feel comfortable training on hard-surface floors. When I've occasionally tried it on a hardwood gym floor I get distinctive sore spots on my shoulder blade and towards the middle of my spinal cord. I'm no expert, but I imagine that repeating this practice isn't good for your body, especially if it continues to hurt.

Is there any more incremental way to get used to falling onto harder surfaces?

I think I've seen this addressed in another thread, but I don't have it in front of me right now.

Yours in ukemi,

Thomas
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