Breakfalls of Judo/Jujutsu

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  1. gpseymour

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    The BJJ I've been exposed to (slim exposure) didn't have much by the way of breakfalls. Others here who have a lot more BJJ experience might have a different answer.
     
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    He wasn't saying we don't know breakfalls - but that we might not know BJJ's.
     
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    That's my take, in a nutshell, Tony.
     
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    It’s perfectly possible to break fall and roll on concrete
    You do need to make a few adjustments from the standard judo approach and of course it takes practice
     
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    I live in Canada, icy, slippery conditions for months at a time. I have slipped on ice multiple times, done breakfalls without thinking and gotten up with either no damage or just some bruising. I was cleaning eavestroughs and fell of a 6 ft ladder, fell on my back, got up, repositioned the ladder and went back to cleaning the gutters. I have barely been in a physical altercation since I started martial arts 35 plus years ago, but the breakfalls that I have learned have been the most important physical skill for daily life that I have learned.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I now have little worry if any of them don't work from a official judo organization, makes me appreciate it a little more now, you always get the statement about them doing it on mats after all.
     
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    In Chinese wrestling, we don't spend time to train break fall. The partner training already train the break fall at the same time.

     
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    Same in folk style wrestling. Unless you count doing rolls in practically every direction during warmups as actual training.
     
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    One of my instructors told me years ago, “You don’t have to teach falls and rolls. They will figure them out. Or they will quit because they didn’t. If you teach them, fewer will quit.”
     
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    My teacher told me, "If you can't treat your body as a bouncing ball, the wrestling art is not for you."

     
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    Different approach.
     
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    To me anyway it a necessity to teach breakfalls so they do come back, This is prob more Aikido specific but also teaching how to take ukemi is important to but that just me
     
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    When my English teacher asked me to write "This is a book." 100 times, he no longer asked me to write "t" 100 times, "h" 100 times, and ...
     
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    That only works if you know how to write a "T" first.
     
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    If you learned how to write a "T" when you are 5 years old, do you still need to practice how to writs a "T" when you are 80 years old?

    Going through the elementary school 5 times won't get you a PhD degree.
     
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    Yeah this kind of breakfall doesn’t work on hard floors
     
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    I’d imagine it would help with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc. I see and hear about this brain boosting stuff for the elderly like crossword puzzles, word search, sudoku, etc. I guess practicing writing would have some effect.
     
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    What can be the option?
     
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    None of that is relevant to my comment, John.
     
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    I'm not saying that I disagree with you. Of course you have to learn how to write a "T" first. But After that, you will have much more mission to complete.
     
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