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Aikido Ukemi Clinic – how to do a proper forward roll

November 16, 2011 @ 2:23 pm
by Flo Li
Most students have trouble with ukemi - especially when it comes to the forward roll. Some smaller children tend to put their head down to support their body. A few older kids do not maintain the strength in their body to remain round throughout the roll. Adults tend to deal with fears of "falling" might contract the body and can end up injuring themselves. We have published as few helpful hints and videos to help you safely practice the forward roll - [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShUFonrBErk] 1. you can swing your front arm over your head to initiate the circling movement of the [...]