Good point. What is the age at which they start training and competing?
I hold shodan in Aikido. I fall nicely.
Learned from Judo, though.
I mean, if you do aikido enough you do get pretty good ukemi waza.
When I went to an Iwama place they said I had really soft ukemi since I didn’t make a sound when I was thrown. I credit that to my experience of being thrown hard in Judo. My Tomiki experience might of helped.