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Dad said it is almost always a mismatch but that's ok. It means the ankle is still broken. The old saying is "Flexibility is the key to success" - however, I don't believe that is always true. If you have ever tried to do a forward roll and were unable to do it, then you know that you can never get the back of your head down to the floor when doing a forward roll. What I do believe is that flexibility is important, but not necessary. You need to learn to roll with the movement of the ground. If you can roll with the ground and keep your head down, then you are ready. I think flexibility is a good thing to work on. If I had to pick a weak point I would probably pick flexibility. It is a very important part of the whole and is not something you can learn if you have not already achieved a high level. As far as injury, I believe it is a very important part of the training. Most of the injuries I have had have been from either pushing the ankle too far too fast or from an outside force pushing the foot into an awkward position. I would say that the best way to protect yourself from injury is to work on your flexibility first.
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