Back Rolling Fall
The back-rolling fall is used when falling backward with a lot of backward momentum, such as being forcibly shoved backward, If there is no backward momentum, it is best to use the plain back fall.
Begin the back-rolling fall from a standing position with the arms in a guarding position, then:
- Stand erect with the feet about 12-inches apart.
- Cross the arms in front of the chest with tight fists in a guarding position and tuck the chin down to the chest.
- Curl the back into a half circle and squat while simultaneously rolling backward and pushing backward with the legs.
- As the upper back hits the ground, slap the ground just was with the back fall with a kiai except let the momentum carry the legs over either the left or right shoulder in a back roll until the feet contact the ground behind the head. Keep the head tucked tightly and the body in tight half circle so the roll may be completed smoothly.
- As the feet touch the ground compete rolling until standing in a crouch with the arms in a guarding position.
- Return to the standing position.
- If the backward momentum is very great, two backward rolls may be needed before returning to a standing position.
- Repeat until the movements become smooth and powerful.