Thread: Slippery Tatami
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:29 PM   #6
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Slippery Tatami

suriashi as part of your warmups can help on slippery mats too. I like them for ki-no-nagare practice, but for regular yoshinkan training, I tend to grip the mat with my toes a lot, so slippery is a little un-nerving. I usually hate canvas mats that aren't pulled real tight...I always end up with my right big toe jammed. Darn wrinkles...

On high traction surfaces (wearing sneakers, wrestling mats, etc.) I move the heel, knee, and hip as one unit...no knee problems that way. Actually I guess I try to do that all the time, but especially so on high traction surfaces...

Ron

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