Devon Natario wrote:
Just curious how many instructors out there train their students in Breakfalling. Does your dojo train in breakfalling?
I mean left, right, backward, forward, rolls, slap out rolls, hardfalls etc etc.
Huh? Breakfall or ukemi is part and parcel of learning aikido. My interpretation of your question is does any dojo train specifically for ukemi? It just seem odd, without the knowledge of ukemi, many aikido techniques cannot be executed, therefore before any student learn any technique he/she must have some working knowledge of ukemi first.
Hence, IMO the question of should instructor train students in ukemi should not exist. It should be rephrased as: "All instructors MUST train students in ukemi waza.