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Old December 23rd, 2016, 07:10 PM   #65
Sir Dutch
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Originally Posted by Zafira View Post
I'm with you Mort.

I'm dating someone who is a blackbelt in numerous martial arts as well as an instructor. When I said something about a fall skating, he said "you need to learn to fall correctly" and showed me some techniques.
Next time I fell I slammed down hard the same old way. When I told him, first thing out of his mouth "have you been practicing what I showed you? you need to make it muscle memory because you don't have time to think about it when it happens".
Of course I haven't been practicing. Ouch.
After skating for over 72 years, 've had my share of fall skating backwards. But I have learned to know that I'm going to fall and I try and relax my body.
So, far that has worked. But every think takes time!!
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