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    in shuai jiao, they teach to not slap. they said slapping is for mats but will hurt you on concrete.

    just passing on the info, i never learned to slap when i breakfall, so i don't.
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    The only slap I teach is the front breakfall where you either eat pavement or risk your arms. Otherwise it is rolls and body drops

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    After a hard throw you may be forced to slap. I think slapping is sometimes the right thing to do, and sometimes the wrong thing to do. If you hit the ground on grass or other soft terrain there usually is no need to slap. If you're hitting concrete I think I would slap carefully. An all out judo slap will probably hurt your arm or even break it, but just getting your arm to the ground and slowing your fall slightly and adjusting your body so you dont land on your spine will help too.

    If given the choice I would usually use my legs to absorb a fall, rather than my arms.

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    Ukemi saved my ass not too long ago.

    I was in a bike messenger race a few weeks ago and my front tire blew out while I was turning. The turn put a torque on my body, so that even though I was falling to my right side, I hit the ground on my left side.

    I instinctively did my judo breakfall, including the slap. A scrape on my knee was the worst damage, the fall didn't hurt at all and my arm felt fine. Fortunately I was able to get up before I got hit.

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    I've taken a hard fall on asphalt and miraculously did not break my arm when slapping.

    Don't be pussies you idiots. OMG IT HURTS MY ARM. Pathetic.
    More human than human is our motto.

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    I mostly think its more practical to have your arms free for other things.

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    On Season 1 (Maybe 2) of MTV's Tough Enough reality show that was a tryout for WWE, HHH discussed hitting the ground to make more of an impact with the crowd.

    I believe the sport JJ and Judo guys do it to be more noticed during demo's and it just carries over into competition. I screwed up what I was saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KumaOni
    Why do Asia & Omega have their own icons to pick for topic titles?
    Fixed. Probably has something to do with the fact that they rock.
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    Yes Koto got his name changed, quit asking... supporting member
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    The short time I was taking Judo, before I decided to totally concentrate on Kyokushin, they thought my ukemi was really good and thought it was cool how quiet it was. I still don't slap when I practice my taihenjutsu, I figure it works well for me now how I do it so I might as well just keep doing what I'm doing.

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    I tend to stomp a lot, which I think I got from doing weapon's arts. I also tend to grunt when I hit the ground. Very Bad. "NINJAS ARE QUIET! STOP MAKING NOISE!" (Apparently they are quiet, just not when yelling at you for doing stuff wrong.)

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