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I have a very traditional view on this issue: it's best to take your falls with good ukemi, even in shiai. By all means, try to prevent being thrown, or turn to your stomach and fall with good front ukemi. But using poor falling technique in competition to avoid scores by your opponent is a path to injury, not long-term success. Competitors are better off ...


In direct relevance to your question on non-exam, non-sport art you should have a look at Erle Montaigue System of Gung-fu (and since you asked for arts not soupy whining about schools, like some of above answers). His main arts is Old Yang style of Taijiquan and Baguazhang. No information is hidden in terms of internal martial arts of China, excellent ...

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