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    Quote Originally Posted by realjanuary View Post
    My favorite sempai's ukemi story:
    She lived in a 2 stroy house that only had a light switch at the bottom of the stairs. She'd gone to bed but decided she'd like another crumpet (she's English). She got up and tried to walk down the dark stairs with the empty plate in her hand. She missed a step and knew she was about to fall. Mid trip she flung the plate at the wall and rolled down the stairs breaking the bannisters.
    That isnt cool, she's just really stupid for putting herself in that situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Juggernoob View Post
    That isnt cool, she's just really stupid for putting herself in that situation.
    You have the correct, one should always bring extra crumpets to bed. She didn't tell me the story as "look how bad ass I was." It was more "I messed up royally due to my love of crumpets and nearly broke myself, thankfully something I learned in a non-crumpet eathing context saved my life."
    Maybe there was some ambiguity in the "my favorite sempai's ukemi story." I meant I have a training partner who is senior to me, here is a story about how ukemi saved her.

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    My logic was this. Crumpets in bed, ok, I dont approve, has she brushed her teeth?

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    Last winter we had some heavy snow and ice that we aren't really used to in this part of the world. I thought I was doing fine but towards the end I had a slip and instead of breakfalling I skidded, squatted and pulled out a hammerzeit (http://verydemotivational.memebase.c...lt-hammerzeit/). I got up giggling.
    That same winter, in about the same place, there was an example of how not to fall:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CT0a-Hgumo#t=0m18s

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlefields View Post
    You were wearing rollerblades, it was already too late.
    This was back in 2000 when roller blades were still cool!

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    was jay walking and didn,t notice a car coming. Only realised when I heard the breaks and by that time it was about a metre away. Jumped on to the bonnet did a breakfall off the front windscreen was pitched off forwards the length of the intersection. Did a combination rolly slidey thing along the road. Stood up and walked away.

    The car just drove off.

    Eventually went to court over it but turned out to be a no harm no foul event as both of us screwd up.

    That still sounds made up when I tell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    On stairs you should roll not break fall.
    I generally agree with this statement, but the way I fell and the size of the hallway, rolling would've been impossible.

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    Fell on the stairs whilst carrying a plate and a pint.
    Came to rest half way down, having kicked out 3 balustrades from the bannister with my bare feet.

    To my eternal pride, I didn't spill a drop

    To my eternal shame, it was a pint of juice.

    Its encouraging that my back/sideways ukemi saved me. It's equally discouraging that I can't replicate that kicking power while spazzing out at muay Thai.


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    "To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kintanon View Post
    This was back in 2000 when roller blades were still cool!
    Roller blades were never cool, just funny to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignorami View Post
    Fell on the stairs whilst carrying a plate and a pint.
    Came to rest half way down, having kicked out 3 balustrades from the bannister with my bare feet.

    To my eternal pride, I didn't spill a drop

    To my eternal shame, it was a pint of juice.

    Its encouraging that my back/sideways ukemi saved me. It's equally discouraging that I can't replicate that kicking power while spazzing out at muay Thai.
    Juice? You must practise a soft style of aikido: http://www.fudebakudo.com/en/gallery_ukemi.html

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