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Old 12-29-2004, 06:19 PM   #12
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Re: Ukemi vs. Protecting your attacker

Olaf Schubert wrote:
Are there any reasons FOR doing lots of throwing and breakfalls?
Well, they are fun I think they are an important aspect of the art but I don't think they are the only aspect. There are important lessons to be learned on both the nage and uke sides from techniques with breakfalls. I also think there are lessons that are just as important when we learn to protect the attacker all the way to the ground.


Last edited by Bronson : 12-29-2004 at 06:26 PM.

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