variations on falling

An open forum for everyone to discuss any and all types of martial arts.

variations on falling

Postby Abel Martinez » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:56 am

I would like to get y'alls interpretations on specific mechanics of falling. Initially, all training prior to my current jujitsu, falling ended in either a roll out or a "splat" fall, which ended in as much total surface area being in contact with the ground, except for the head of course.

My question is: on "splat" falls, do you keep your hips and lower back suspended off of the mat, or do you lie on the ground with everything touching so as to have as much surface area as possible?

Currently, my difficuties in jujitsu are coming from being too passive (as much surface area as possible) and not being a bit more active (suspended hips / lower back). Also, what are your interpretations of the suspended splat (why?) and the benefits over the passive?

I have a few reasons, which I will tell later.
---
Abel Martinez
amartinez@tiaer.tarleton.edu

Northern Shaolin / Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu
Remy Presas Style Modern Arnis
Yang Style Taijiquan
Abel Martinez
TKF Instructor
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:53 pm
Location: stephenville, tx

Postby Gator » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:45 pm

I've done some skiing and splat is bad in that sport.
I imagine in jj it helps in pulling guard and not exposing the back.
User avatar
Gator
Contributor
 
Posts: 111
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:25 am
Location: The past......


Return to Martial Arts General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron