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Old 04-24-2006, 08:29 AM   #4
Dirk Hanss
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Re: "Off-The-Mat" Forum

David Skaggs wrote:
This past summer I was helping my nine year old daughter roller skate by pushing her from behind. She fell down in front of me and I did a forward breakfall without thinking, I did not land on top of her and hurt her, I did not break any of my bones or bump my head. Other than a numb hand for a few minutes from slapping the roller rink floor and some sore muscles the nest morning I was ok. This was suprising to me because it had been fifteen years since I last practiced Aikido and did a breakfall.
Yes, David
good ukemi is fortunately for the majority of us the most needed technique in applied aikido
I used it in bicycle accidents, on roller skates, when missing a stair step, on black ice, etc. Very few of them looked like satisfying aikido rolls. but at least I reaccted instintively and got off with very little or no injuries.

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