Backwards to go Forwards – Soft Falling

Backwards to go Forwards – Soft Falling

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My search towards soft falling began with my love of trolling Aikido videos and seeing the amazing falling of some of the European Aikidoka perform all manner of amazing falling. I began my journey with Yoseikan Aikido (closest to Aikijujutsu) which incorporates much break falling. We rarely went over the top of the hand but my curiosity just got the better of me.

Fortunately with the influence of videos and a new student blessed with this type of falling, I began in earnest to at the tender age of 45 to begin the soft falling journey. What I’ve discovered has amazed me, particular when you what the video and see that ultimately when one can go backwards a little the fall becomes comparatively easy…

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