How to do a Flat Fall Forward
If you haven’t done so already, please read Rick Tew’s Intro to Martial Art Rolls and Falls
The Flat Fall Forward is an exercise developed to teach students how to fall forward and land with minimum injury.
- Facing the falling surface, slide the feet back into a horse stance.
- Slide your feet back falling forward onto the balls of the feet.
- The forearms break the fall palms down in the shape of a triangle.
- Knees are off the ground and the head is turned sideways.
Bring one knee up and roll forward coming into a protective stance.
Applications of the Flat Fall Forward
- Drop behind objects or out of sight
- Defense against your feet being pulled from behind
- Getting pushed against a wall or tree / standing upright
- Counter a charging attack or attempted tackle
- Fall from reasonable height
- Core isometric strengthening by holding the position