Ukemi Waza

For participant safety and to ensure proper technique is developed, Judo should only be practiced under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Falling techniques (ukemi waza) are essential to the safe practice of Judo. The falling techniques teach you how to dispers the energy of the fall as kyou hit the ground. There are four basic types of falls in Judo:

Mae ukemi - front falls

Ushiro ukemi - rear falls

Yoko ukemi - side falls

mae mawari ukemi - forward rolling falls.