Thread: Slippery Tatami
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Old 09-11-2004, 01:41 PM   #7
Dojo: Wokingham Aikido
Location: Reading, UK
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 393
United Kingdom
Re: Slippery Tatami

Bryan Siekierko wrote:
Our dojo just bought a set of new tatami mats. Although it looks really good, the tatami feels like ice when I move around on it. This does not seem to be a big problem for other members at the dojo but I can barely stand up on it!
Hi Bryan,

Do you have very dry feet, with a lot of dead skin build-up? This can often be the cause of a person slipping on the tatami when others don't. If that's the case, a bit of work with a pumice stone, and applying moisturiser to your feet at night will help get rid of one slippery surface!

If your feet are ok, then you'll just have to get used to working on the new surface

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