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Another ‘This Weeks’ How To: Standing Shoulder Roll, Wake Forest NC

Join Professor Guy from Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina as he demonstrates another “How To”. This weeks “How To” is the Standing Shoulder Roll. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, click on the bell to get our new videos each week.

This is a Standing Shoulder Roll. A standing shoulder roll allows us to roll through when we are getting thrown and we have the opportunity to kind of roll away. It allows us to lessen the impact on the fall and basically we’re doing part of a shoulder roll, if you will. So, when I’m here I get as low as possible, right? I don’t want to start way up here, I’ll get in the crouch position almost like a low wrestling stance. The lead leg, that same side arm is going to dive. So the actual start of the roll, starts at my hand travels down my arm up to my shoulder and then just like in a standard shoulder roll it goes diagonal from shoulder to hip. So when I get really low and I start to dive this arm, it should be nice and flowy. If you hear a big thud you’re not doing it correctly. It should be as minimal amount of noise as possible when you’re doing the shoulder roll. So one more time, you want to get into a nice low wrestling stance. The same side that the leg is forward, I like to swim that arm, make sure you make contact with your hand first and then travel down. That is (the arm) going to be kind of a brace and then as I go I’m going to put my shoulder to the floor and the impact is going to be diagonal to the opposite hip. A lot of times when we practice standing forward rolls we end with a break fall. You don’t have to. You can sit immediately up with it or you can do the break fall. So that is a Standing Forward Shoulder Roll.
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