Thread: Back roll
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Old 11-07-2002, 08:18 AM   #9
Kevin Wilbanks
Location: Seattle/Southern Wisconsin
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It sounds like some of you aren't making a distinction between backward rolls and backward falls. My comments were directed toward back falls where one actually rolls over.

In the vast majority of back falls, this is unnecessary, and often unnecessarily dangerous, as the neck is involved, and one is traveling further backward into an area where one might get kicked or landed on. Almost any throw into a back fall that doesn't have enourmous, low horizontal push/energy can be taken as a slap fall, or merely as a rock-back with a less curved body than a back roll.
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