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Old 10-04-2001, 01:26 AM   #1
Location: South Africa
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 5
Question Dojo Floor Space

Our dojo has just moved to much smaller premesis, and I'm finding it nearly impossible to perform my ukemi correctly in the smaller environment. We have about 10 students in a room about 10 meters long x 5 meters wide.

Do my ukemi just need more work, or is this really a bit small? Is there a recommened "Average space per student"? Am I whining, or is this new venue a bit small?

On the up side I'm becoming increasingly aware of my space (because if you're not you're likely to roll into someone else's space), and I'm getting really good at rolling and falling a very short distance (although often I can't complete the roll to a safe distance away from nage because of space constraints).

Thoughts and comments?
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