Rick Tew's NinjaGym Online Side Roll Lesson

Side Roll

How to do a Side Roll in the Martial Arts

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

To Perform the Ninjitsu Side Roll, you get into position as you would with a Forward Roll. The main difference is that (while rolling), you KEEP your eyes on a specific target or location the ENTIRE time, (this is performed slightly differently than the Table roll). When you begin to roll forward, lets say a right shoulder roll, you will turn your head and look to the left at something, fix those eyes on the target for the duration of the roll.


  • Roll across a doorway and look inside while passing
  • You can see objects or opponent the entire time you roll
  • Close distance to Opponent
  • Roll over objects
  • Roll Under objects
  • Pick up objects

by Rick Tew

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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