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    I was remembering stories we were told about Kempo. One story was about a brown belt student who worked one summer as a window cleaner. He was 50 feet in the air cleaning a window, when he fell off the scaffolding. Our teacher told us the brown belt student fell and rolled, and was not injured in any way.

    What do the experts here believe? Is it possible to learn how to fall, so a 50 foot fall does no damage at all?

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    maybe.....i knew a guy that fell 100 feet and lived.

    I doubt it's training though.......just a butt full o' horseshoes.

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    Well considering that is close to 4 stories I think training would have nothing to do with it. Just very lucky they had a story on the news here a while back, a lady jumped from a plane and her shoot didnít open. She hit concrete face first and lived. Just not here time to go I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcatbonz View Post
    maybe.....i knew a guy that fell 100 feet and lived.

    I doubt it's training though.......just a butt full o' horseshoes.
    Our teacher told us the student used his roll method when he hit the ground to spread away as much energy from the fall as possible and not have the energy transfered to him.

    It is a long way to fall. I've known people who have jumped from the roof of their home, less than 20 feet, and they've fractured bones. 50 feet is a long way to fall. 100 is even more!!

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    When I was just a wee lad I fell out of the loft of our barn (about 30) ft. I was just sore for a day or so. A year and a half ago I feel eight feet off the back of a truck and spent five months with physical therapy. Luck can was definitely a factor in both cases (that and I think that I bounced better as a kid).

    At fifty feet I would feel that it is more luck than just skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004hemi View Post
    they had a story on the news here a while back, a lady jumped from a plane and her shoot didnít open. She hit concrete face first and lived. Just not here time to go I guess
    She was actually a friend of mine, in fact, she was one of our students (blue belt I think)...very lucky to be alive
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpotex View Post
    She was actually a friend of mine, in fact, she was one of our students (blue belt I think)...very lucky to be alive
    Yes, and I think she's the person they modeled that new show 'heroes' after.

    I think there was some DNA grafted into hers, perhaps some radiation that she was exposed to....something like that.



    This reminds me of the joke about the guy who jumped between two tall buildings and didn't get hurt. He said that the wind factor between the two buildings cushioned his fall. He bet a guy some money that he could do it too.

    The guy did and splat (he was a TKD guy) and the guy next to the first guy says, "You know Superman, sometimes you be a real jerk."

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    This reminds me of the joke about the guy who jumped between two tall buildings and didn't get hurt. He said that the wind factor between the two buildings cushioned his fall. He bet a guy some money that he could do it too.

    The guy did and splat (he was a TKD guy) and the guy next to the first guy says, "You know Superman, sometimes you be a real jerk."

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