Thread: Ushiro Ukemi
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:38 PM   #7
Dojo: Roswell Budokan
Location: Roswell GA
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Re: Ushiro Ukemi

I am fascinated by this brief discussion...

I find backward rolls fast and easy and I don't see why a backward roll would leave you exposed anymore than any alternative ukemi. Can one or more folks explain what you mean? It seems to me that a backward roll allows you come right back up compared to just falling down and lying there...

Mind you, I typically use yoko-style rolls for the majority of my ukemi. In certain cases, to keep from kicking the nage in the face, a backward roll is better. Of course, if you don't have room to roll - an alternative would be required as well.

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