Thread: Concrete Ukemi
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Old 05-17-2004, 10:56 PM   #22
Ian Williams
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 136
Re: Concrete Ukemi

John Riggs wrote:
As an older practitioner, I have no intention of trying my rolls on concrete unless forced to do so. As a secondary point, I question whether anyone would have enough time to do a nice roll if they were tripped or had an incident where they went down quickly. .
I've become laterally separated from my motorcycle on a couple of times and performed an instinctive roll which saved me from any injury. I have also tripped over in the back yard in the dark (stepped in a hole and rolled my ankle) and performed a nice side break fall, again, instinctively..

If your ukemi isn't instinctive, it's not much use..
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