Re: Shoulder pain in break falls
Actually, training with Ellis helped me fix some of my most severe ukemi problems! I don't do nearly enough outside of aikido training (fitness wise) anymore...probably why I racked up my knee as well. Ah, so little time...I keep saying I'm going to hit the gym. I'd follow Ellis's advise. I have found that working suburi, and doing some training with an iron jo has helped strengthen my shoulders and get some of the 'bad' looseness out of them. The problem is still being able to relax while you do that sort of training. Your teacher might have some tip along that line.