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Old 01-30-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
Grissim Connery
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Default Breakfall Chronicles

One of the things BJJ has helped me with in everyday life is actually slipping and falling. I live in Cleveland and it's pretty icy right now. Several times i have naturally done a breakfall when a foot has slipped out. it feels cool to know that that is ingrained in my brain. today though was rough. i was coming down some steps in one building, and i completely wiped out down them. although i did a pretty good breakfall, the fact that i was on steps really made it wonky. my right hip took a huge blow and now my whole right glut is locking up. i'm curious though as to what would have happened had i not taken some of the impact with my arms and what not.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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I did the same sort of thing the other morning. Except it was inside and I just spaced out coming down the stairs. It is nice when your body does something automatically to protect yourself.

I imagine if you hadn't broke the fall the way you did you would be in much more pain.

I will admit to having wondered why we breakfall SOOO much in the fundamental class.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

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