Thread: Rolling
View Single Post
Old 03-25-2005, 03:42 PM   #9
akiy
 
akiy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 5,839
Offline
Re: Rolling

Quote:
Casey Darwin wrote:
Keep tension in your forward arm as that keeps you from collapsing which hurts your shoulder.
I'd say extension rather than tension.

In any case, I'd also say there doesn't need to be much in the arm after you get used to rolling, as there comes a time that if you need to rely upon arm strength to keep from having your shoulder get hurt, there are other means of taking that roll/fall which are most likely safer. That said, I think it's beneficial to have the "shape" at the beginning, though, especially when learning to roll...

-- Jun

Please help support AikiWeb -- become an AikiWeb Contributing Member!
  Reply With Quote