Ushiro ukemi - rear break fall
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Description of Ushiro ukemi - rear break fall
This technique is used when falling backwards in order to avoid damage to the head and neck. While the body is still in momentum use both arms and hands to hit the ground with force to counter the momentum of the fall. Note that the neck needs to be bent (so the falling person is able to look at the stomach) and the legs lifted. Bending the neck is very important as without it the block is ineffective.