Systema Low Acrobatics - Rolling Backwards Off A Log Or Bench
Systema teaches a number of methods of falling from or crossing objects as part of its low acrobatics curriculum. Falling backwards off a bench or log is one of those methods.
It Is All Systema Principles
Remember that all low acrobatic movements follow three key principles.
1. Low angle – We try to hit the floor at the lowest angle possible.
2. Make contact with soft parts – We avoid hitting the floor with
joints and the spine in favour of muscular areas such as the
3. Exhale as you move towards the floor and inhale as we stand –
We collapse our structure as we contact the floor by exhaling.
This reduces the force of the collision on our internal organs and
makes balling up for a roll easier.
Check out this free video lesson to see exactly how this applies to falling backwards off a log or low bench.