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Ushiro Ukemi | Backward Roll

1 hour 11 minutes
30 lesson slides
4 new terms

With this lesson you will be able to consider positioning and structuring of your body for the backward roll of Aikido. You will be provided with the body structuring details and the instructions how to approach Ushiro Ukemi in the right sequence of the setting-up movements to provide safety and success of the movement execution. You will also learn how to develop your Tobi Ukemi skills, the safety fall down with the bouncing action, applicable when rolling is not possible.

All the lesson instructions are supported by the development exercises sufficient to build the Ushiro Ukemi skills for the Aikido practice. All the instructions and exercises are suitable for any person, regardless of previous experience in martial arts, to obtain the right understanding of Ushiro Ukemi performance.

Lesson Outline

  • Backward Rolling
  • Backward Rolling from Half-Standing
  • Backward Rolling from Standing
  • Ushiro Tobi Ukemi
  • Exercise 1 | Turn to Opposite Roll
  • Exercise 2 | Double Side Roll
  • Exercise 3 | Side Step and Rotation
  • Exercise 4 | Wrestling Hook Drop Down
  • Lesson Insight
  • Unit Resume | Quick Review

Workshop Features

  • Detailed Video Instructions
  • Focus Slides
  • Lesson Printouts
  • Terminology Printout
  • Forum
  • Notes Pad
  • Additional Resource Materials