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Old 06-28-2001, 05:36 AM   #13
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 334
We've done rolls in some classes with totally unnecessary slaps/taps for timing reasons. I recall doing backwards rolls with several taps and stamping the feet afterwards (one at a time) just to develop timing. (I believe the stamps were five and six in a count.)

I suppose it's much easier to slap with a relaxed arm too, and you could use it as a self indicator for tension in your body.
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