GESO - Aikido belt tests

Boris Liberman boris71 at
Wed Oct 7 03:24:38 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 6:39 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at> wrote:
> And, yes Boris, knowing how to take a fall is critical. It's pretty
> much the first thing you learn, and something you practice as much, or
> more than throwing. It's also the one part of Aikido that I've ever
> really needed.  Years ago, I had a get-off where I parted company with
> my motorcycle at probably 40-50 MPH.
> A few months later the guy that was in the car in front of me
> recognized me at a trade show. He watched the incident in the
> mirror. Traffic had suddenly come to a stop. I hit the brakes, the
> front end went out from under the bike and I was launched six or eight
> feet in the air. He said that the roll I did was very impressive.

Big ouch! :-(


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