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Old 09-24-2010, 07:47 AM   #11
Dojo: Minato Aikikai
Location: Tokyo
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 143
Re: Aikido & back surgery

Kris Moralee wrote: View Post
To answer the question, any dojo should be able to take in to account the physical ability of any student. You can learn the motions but do not have to be thrown out of any technique if you can't manage this. You should also have no restrictions on learning any technique that you can't breakfall from. If you find yourself in a dojo where they insist that you must be slammed from any technique is just plain wrong.
I agree with all of that.

Kris Moralee wrote: View Post
What you have to bear in mind also is that a breakfall is really just an exagerated forward roll at speed so yes, you can forward roll from any technique, it just depends on the speed of the application.
No. Absolutely not true. If you seriously think that, try a couple of judo classes, and you will you quickly change your mind.
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