Posted On:6/07/2003 6:58pm
Yes yes yes, I know you can do that roll on concrete. Obviously you might get bruised up or cut depending partly on random chance. I guess I should phrase my question better.
IF you were to get thrown on concrete, and you couldn't roll out of it, would you *slap* the concrete (say, for example, if you did a side breakfall)? I suspect yes, but does anyone have any tips for not fucking up your hand/arm?
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Posted On:6/07/2003 7:04pm
So you're asking if there's anyway to NOT **** your hand up if you SLAP concrete?
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Posted On:6/07/2003 7:14pm
It depends on how I am falling. If I am just pushed over from the front I try and kind of "sit down" and make myself into a ball in order spring back up. However if the force is so hard that I lose my feet I try and slap in order to disperse some of the impact. My idea is that I would rather **** up my hand than a spine. I never slap on the front roll though- in relation to that picture which was posted, I always think of my left hand acting as a sort of guide in order to keep the impact directly from my back.
Please also keep in mind this is just my thought process- I have never tried it full force on concrete . . .
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Posted On:6/07/2003 8:33pm
Style: World 10-3 Ryu Karate
I've done front rolls and some pretty hard break falls on tile. Your body isn't made of glass it can handle break falls on a hard surface. If you have some nasty old injuries in some of your joints then your **** out of luck. I don't know about slapping the ground but if i am using my arm to spread out the impact of a fall I'm using my whole inside of my forearm not just my hand.
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Posted On:6/07/2003 9:53pm
lol, that's the craziest one i've heard yet!!!
well, all i can saw is don't try to forcefully reject the hard....ie the ground
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Posted On:6/07/2003 10:01pm
Style: Shou Shu
I just got back from a friend's house, and tried out a breakfall on concrete. Nothing too hard, just a gentle Tai Otoshi.
On reflex alone, I didn't slap the concrete--all that happened was that I exhaled on impact and came up generally unhurt. So I guess you don't need to slap! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Posted On:6/07/2003 10:06pm
It's just that I don't run and do rolls for fun.
Don't you mean "I don't run and do rolls at all"
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Posted On:6/08/2003 2:07am
Style: Judo and BJJ
Slap with your foot more if you are wearing shoes. The more comfortable you are falling, the less likely you will get hurt.
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Posted On:6/08/2003 3:27am
I definately wouldn't slap my hand on concrete. We practice all our breakfalls in the dojo on a wooden floor without mats, so we don't use the slapping technique at all. Some of the lads did a demo in the high street during a local festival, and they were able to break fall on the street ok; the local jiu jitsu guys couldn't do it as they were used to slapping mats as they landed.
Posted On:6/08/2003 10:07am
Don't break fall with your hands or arms - you might hit a kerb and break something.
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