It’s important that a new student learns ukemi (“rolls and breakfalls”) as quickly as possible, so that he or she can practice safely and become an active member of the class. The instructional method presented here brings confidence to the student and a rapid grasp of the techniques. Applications are also shown to illustrate ukemi’s practicality.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 8 No. 3 (1999): 22 pages.