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Old 12-23-2004, 11:32 AM   #11
Jen R
Dojo: Aikido of Charlottesville
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
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Re: Practical use of ukemi

I had surgery on both feet this past spring. My balance was pretty messed up during the recovery, couldn't shift my weight to balance myself normally or anything like that. So a couple times I caught one foot or another and went into a nice little sidefall, then got up unhurt. The best thing was the lack of panic or fear. It was like, "OK, I'll fall now."
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