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Old 09-10-2012, 08:50 AM   #9
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Dojo: Allegheny Aikido, Pitsburgh PA
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Join Date: May 2009
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Re: High Ukemi Help?

There is no way I would every be able to jump into a big ukemi like that. Bad knees. But I have no trouble at all taking the ukemi when the throw warrants it. Nage provides plenty of energy it does not need to come from my own power.

If my teacher asked me to do such a thing I suppose I might try but I know my body's limitations and I won't pass them up nor would my teacher expect me to. No sense in wrecking my body even more than it already is just for some flashy ukemi in the short term and the possibility of not being ale to train in the long term.
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