Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Last night we practiced a lot of what we call "high falls" (aka
breakfalls, hard falls). This was really fun, but I'm paying for it
today! One side-effect of a lot of ukemi (falling) practice is that I
slap the mat a lot, causing tremors in my hands after class, even
extending into the next day, as in today. It's possible some of this is
caffeine induced, but my arms both feel traumatized today. So the goal
is to make my falls "lighter", such that I make very little sound when
landing on the mat, because while a slap of the mat may absorb impact
from the rest of your body, your arms are taking the beating. One
clue: it seemed to work well to think of doing it like an aerial cartwheel.


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