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Old 09-24-2010, 09:48 AM   #17
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Re: Aikido & back surgery

Willi Brix wrote: View Post
For the third time, all I am pointing out is that his claim that "breakfall is really just an exagerated forward roll at speed" is simply not true. And that should really be obvious. To roll, you obviously need be able to move; if you hold on to something or somebody holds on to you, there is no roll. I scratching my head why that is something that needs to be debated? It is not like I stated something revolutionary...

That said, of course there are many in-between varieties and modifications where you indeed can change a breakfall to roll. Nobody disputes that. But not always.
Okay, I understand what you're saying. Thanks!
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