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.


  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)

  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.

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


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