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The forward roll is an essential technique in Aikido. This technique helps students become fluid and relaxed to better absorb falling impact.
Aikido | Falls
The basic Aikido footwork is focused on two motions. It is important to synchronize your breathing with the in and out motions.
Aikido | Footwork | Beginner | Partner Drill
This drill takes the forward roll to the next level by using a partner and redirecting their momentum into a roll. Focus on breathing as you complete the drill.
Use this deflection to defend against a straight punch to the face. The goal is to use footwork and redirection of momentum to return to a neutral position.
Aikido | Self Defense | Partner Drill