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Old 10-18-2005, 04:30 AM   #13
Dojo: Aikido Verein Esslingen
Location: Stuttgart
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 27
Re: Breakfalls can be a problem!

In a forward breakfall you usually roll over the same arm/shoulder as the leading foot.

However if you're feeling adventurous you can also roll over the opposite shoulder. (Practiced this on Sunday at a seminar, it was quite funny)

The films from Donovan Waite really are good.

I'm concentrating a lot on ukemi/falling techniques at the moment too. My aim is to finally get me forward breakfalls nice and soft. I've seen a couple of ukes lately who (depending on the technique) land like feathers, regardless of how hard they get thrown.
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