Saturday, June 02, 2007

Falling leaves ukemi

This guy has seriously GOOD body coordination. We don't teach ukemi exactly like this, but these are good drills with a stepwise progression to teach a few of the most important falls. If you'd like to see a few of my hints for developing this kind of skill, check out this post.





4 comments:

  1. Interesting breakfalls.
    In Ju Jutsu, we do slightly similar breakfalls. In my opinion breakfalls are definitely a good skill to have for most martial artists. (Even those who study styles that don't involve being thrown)

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  2. I agree. Wholeheartedly. In fact, I've stated my opinion that the ability to fall reflexively without injury is the songle most important self-defense skill there is.

    Check out my article, "Best self defense skill" at the top of the sidebar on the left.

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  3. Excellent exercises. Breakfall exercises are never enough :). Thanks.

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