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Old 08-28-2009, 08:45 AM   #23
Dojo: Yoseikan Budo
Location: Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 96
Re: "Hidden in Plain Sight" Book Discussion

There is so much information packed into this book, that I am not really sure what you would classify as a spoiler, Mr. Amdur. I doubt that this question would be considered a spoiler, but if it is, I apologize.

But I was thinking about ukemi and its purposes aside from the safety of falling without being injured. I weigh about 220 pounds, and there are days when my legs are sore after an especially rigorous training session from the previous evening of taking numerous falls (especially flat falls)(as opposed to rolling out) and getting up as quickly and as efficiently as possible. As time goes by, I have noticed that they usually become less and less sore, unless I have taken a short training break. So I was wondering what you thought about the idea that perhaps taking ukemi in this way, may be yet another intentional method to strengthen and/or maintain your legs and load bearing abilities?

Last edited by Stormcrow34 : 08-28-2009 at 08:52 AM.
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