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Old 04-23-2017, 09:13 PM   #19
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
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Re: Aikido Principles: Unbendable Arm

Hi David,

Here is a quick YouTube video I found that shows the forward roll as I described. I don't know the instructor, his dojo, or even his organization, but it is very similar to what we do in AAA aikido. It is important that the leading arm be unbendable as the person goes forward. A collapsing lead arm is the formula for a broken collar bone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coBaGhZ3siI

Michael
"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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