Safe Falling Class: Slapping or Sitting

There are basically just two methods in Fearless Falling: Slapping for quick forward trips and falls, and Sitting for everything else.  While many people suggest always reaching out with the hands to break a fall, we advocate the quick "slapping" method only as a way to harness the instinctive startle reflex in very quick forward falls.  Slower falling events, especially to the sides or rear, are better handled by just sitting down and protecting the head, NOT by trying to turn and reach back, or by slapping backwards with both arms.

Safe falling - slapping

** For more information on the "Slap the Cheese" method -- click here **

Safe falling - sitting

Safely Falling on the training mat:

safe falling training