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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

          shoulders.

 

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.