A sudden fear of the floor
I am somewhat new to this site, but i've been reading articles and forum posts for quite some time now. I have been teaching a 5-12yr old beginner class and I would like some advice on a situation that seems to appear every now and then. Every student learns to fall and how to do rolls, and some of them learn very quickly. I have one student who was exceptionally good at rolling; however, one day his rolls were completely off and steadily progressed to becoming worse. Over a period of time, I realized that he had become afraid of hitting his head on the floor. He'd never been so before, and I can't seem to understand why this would happen or how i could assist him in overcoming this newfound fear.
Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated, thank you.