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Old 11-24-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
nmrmak
Dojo: Shin Ken (Aikikai)
Location: Belgrade
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 49
Yugoslavia
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Practical use of ukemi

Hello everyone! I've been practicing aikido for about 3 months now, and i like every moment of it. The second thing i was taught at my dojo was rolls. (the first one was movements).

So, i was playing basketball with some friends, and i somehow got my legs entangled. The funny thing is, i didn't panic at all. I just let my body lean forward, lifted my legs, and done a fair ukemi (fair given the circumstances). It probably saved my bones from cracking, as it was all happening fast.

My question to you would be: Do you have any similar experiences where you used ukemi out of the dojo? Would you like to share it with us?

Thankful in advance,

Nebojsa Mrmak
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