Thread: Concrete Ukemi
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Old 05-17-2004, 04:08 PM   #20
Gareth Hinds
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Boston
Location: Watertown, MA
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Re: Concrete Ukemi

If anyone's thinking of doing this on your own, be careful.

Don't start out kneeling. Start out sitting/lying down, just rolling back and forth, then into backrolls. Then you can try kneeling.

Same for breakfalls -- start out just lying down and getting used to slapping the hard surface without banging your joints on it -- then go to backfalls from sitting, squatting, standing, then try controlled forward throws with a partner (I'd never throw myself into a forward breakfall on concrete, or even wood).

Last edited by Gareth Hinds : 05-17-2004 at 04:15 PM.
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