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Old 10-19-2010, 10:24 AM   #4
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Re: ukemi - How necessary is high break fall?

Our dojo does them when its called for. If you get caught doing it when it isn't, or are jumping into a breakfall, you can get scolded. No need to slam your body around unless its called for. Sometimes if I get behind as uke or due to the power, I take breakfalls. I am working on making them softer, but I haven't gotten there yet.

I guess the exception would be if you were working on breakfalls.... then you have to take them.

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