Thread: Concrete Ukemi
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Old 05-16-2004, 06:38 PM   #9
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Re: Concrete Ukemi

A couple of points.

First of all that is what mats are for - we don't want or need to abuse our body on concrete.

That said - the occasional role on grass, concrete, sand whatever highlights what we can ignore on the mats.

When you do role on concrete I got to ask - do you where street clothes. I mean there is the world of difference between dogi and leather jacket and boots. What worries me most about mai ukemi are the edges of my feet - but then I would never consider doing roles on concrete without shoes.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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