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Old 06-05-2009, 12:29 AM   #33
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Talking Re: Using less force on a smaller person w/o being patronizing

Ashley Carter wrote: View Post

Also, watch her face. If she is making faces when she lands, then it just may be hurting her.

Good luck.
*chuckles* Or she could be enjoying it...

I've certainly been known to make faces (mostly the smiley kind) while airborne - but instead of the dreaded "bicycle face" disease doctors diagnosed women with in the 1890's, maybe they'll come up with "ukemi face"?

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