Helpful tips

How can I improve my ukemi?

How can I improve my ukemi?

Ten Tips for Softer Ukemi

  1. Commit to a vision, a timeline, and intermediary goals.
  2. Build core competency.
  3. Learn how to compress.
  4. Open your hips and ankles.
  5. Connecting to the ground is more important than jumping back up.
  6. Cultivate mindful movement.
  7. Eliminate the slap.
  8. Do the reps.

What are some points for good ukemi?

The following are some points for good ukemi.

  • Form. Our Sensies teach us the basic form and shape of each ukemi.
  • Relaxation. No matter what type of ukemi you make, relax your body.
  • Never Hold Your Breathe. If you do not relax into your ukemi you will inevitably injure yourself.
  • Blend.
  • Spirit.
  • Confidence.

Why is Breakfall important?

A breakfall or ukemi is a movement preformed to prevent one from injuring themselves when landing. Breakfalls are necessary in martial arts that utilize grappling, takedowns and/or throwing techniques (such as Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido, or Judo) in order to prevent injury from a fall.

What must every beginner learn about judo?

Training at the dojo Because Judo “begins and ends with respect (a bow)”, beginners are first taught Judo etiquette (Reiho). They then learn the fall breaking (Ukemi) techniques. Break falls are the most fundamental part of Judo, and must be mastered in order protect oneself from injury.

What is the meaning of ukemi?

receiving body or self
Ukemi in a literary sense means “receiving body or self.” In the simplest terms possible, the “uke” part of ukemi as in Tori and Uke means “receiving” and is a person who is on the receiving end of throw. It is always used in a passive sense.

How do you tuck and roll?


  1. Bend down.
  2. Put your hand on the ground, a little to the opposite side you are rolling.
  3. Now, tuck your head to the opposite side and push forward rolling on your shoulder, diagonally across your back (left shoulder to lower-right back or right shoulder to lower-left back).
  4. Try to curl into a ball while rolling.