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Old 04-29-2010, 10:06 AM   #34
Marc Abrams
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Re: Is Ukemi Destroying our bodies?

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Phi Truong wrote: View Post
would love to know how he deal with break falls. my judo habits is killing me.
Phil:

These guys do some AMAZING stuff. Kicked down stairs, thrown on concrete..... No bruising. They look like a body made of gel. They train by allowing their bodies to conform to the energy. I am bringing Kaizen Taki back to my school next year. If you can't attend that, see if you can find a Systema school nearby and ask them to work with you on ukemi. I am seriously reworking my ukemi yet again! Trying to become softer and softer at receiving energy so that I can allow my body to not hold onto force and impact upon hard surfaces.

Marc Abrams
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