Koho tombogaeri - Back somersault against an opponent

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Koho tombogaeri (סלטה לאחור, קוהו טומבוגארי, מול יריב) is a back Ninjutsu somersault against an opponent.

Acrobatics in Ninjutsu / Taijutsu improve spatial orientation. Somersaults, climbs, wall running, break falls and related techniques are practiced in order to improve the practitioners three dimensional sensitivity and his reaction to unexpected movements and falls.

Description of Back somersault against an opponent

The ability to jump with the feet to the height of the sternum is a prerequisite of the back somersault. When jumping the knees must be tucked in toward the chest to make the rotation faster. The hands help in gathering momentum.

Traditional Ninjutsu acrobatics
Back hand spring from armlock
Back Somersault
Back somersault against Gosha dori
Back somersault against koshi nage
Back somersault from oni kudaki
Oten - Cartwheel
Shoten - Wall running
Back somersault from wall running
Front somersault against morote seoe nage
one hand forward handspring
forward somersault
All techniques in Acrobatics category