Flat Fall Back

How to do a Flat Fall Back in the Martial Arts

Flat Fall Back by Rick Tew Martial Arts and Ninja Camp

If you haven’t done so already, please read Rick Tew’s Intro to Martial Art Rolls and Falls by following the link below:

Martial Art Rolls and Falls


An exercise developed to teach the student to fall backward or against walls, landing or hitting with minimum injury.

  • Extend one leg sitting on the rear heel
  • Naturally rock back keep the head up slap both arms down to break the fall.
  • Cross the arms above the face and bring the rear foot against the leading thigh
  • Apply kicks (front, low sweep, side)
  • Reverse roll coming up in a protective stance


  • Used while defending back against walls or ground.

by Rick Tew

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About the author:

Rick Tew is an internationally acclaimed Sensei or teacher in the martial arts and founder of CMS – College of Martial Science and NinjaGym. He runs Live-In Short and Long term Martial Arts Training and Adventure Camps in California and Thailand.

Utilizing the martial arts as a gateway to excellence, he created his personal development programs. His courses are for everyone who wants to integrate mind, body, and spirit to access his or her true potential.

Rick Tew’s Winjitsu, The Mental Martial Art System for Success, has helped his students to overcome their fear and become successful in what they love and passionate about.

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