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How to Do the Zenpo Ukemi aka Forward Breakfall in Ninjutsu

Learn the Zenpo Ukemi, also known as the forward breakfall, from Sensei Oliver Martin in this Howcast ninjutsu video.


Okay. So, this is the basic zenpo ukemi action. So, the essence of this technique is to be able to hit the floor without injuring yourself. So, it's important to put your arms out into a V-shape form, like this. And then as you're mimicking hitting the floor, falling down forward, you want to turn your face to the left or the right and absorb the shock with your forearms. You also want to focus on kicking as if there's an opponent attacking you from behind. And that was zenpo ukemi or forward break fall.

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