Rick Tew's NinjaGym Online Flat Fall Forward Lesson

Flat Fall Forward

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.

  1. Facing the falling surface, slide the feet back into a horse stance.
  2. Slide your feet back  falling forward onto the balls of the feet.
  3. The forearms break the fall palms down in the shape of a triangle.
  4. 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

Sensei Tew teaches the Flat Fall Forward

Flat Fall Forward duck application

Flat Fall Forward defense from a takedown and push

Flat Fall with an object or weapon

Flat Fall Forward defense against a charging attack

Flat Fall Forward defense against a push against a wall

Flat Fall Forward home study test example

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