The back fall is most common type of fall. It is used when falling backward with no backward momentum, such as being tripped and pushed backward. If a strong horizontal force is also used, such as being forcibly shoved backward, then the back-rolling fall should be used.
In sparring situations, the attacker may fall after a high or spinning kick is blocked or misses. In either case, the attacker can end up falling backward; therefore, this fall will be used often. In practicing the back fall, start practicing the technique from a sitting position and progress to a squatting position, a standing-squatting position, and finally a standing-drop position.
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