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Old 01-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #13
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: Teaching front rolls

Another I remember finding useful for myself was to roll forward and back (initially from kneeling) and forward and back several times in the same spot, on the same side, trying to retrace the same movement in forward and reverse (like doing it on 'rewind' ), and I sometimes show that to people when they seem to get the idea of one direction (whether forward or back) better than the other. It tends to be more once you have at least some kind of basic start on both, though.

I also like the starting-with-shoulder-already-on-the-ground thing, too...
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