The ability to go safely to the ground is one of the most important skills of self defense. It is essential for students of Aikido, who spend half their practice time being thrown to the mats.
On this DVD, Donovan Waite Sensei demonstrates and explains his own system of falling - a system based on techniques ranging from standard Aikido rolls to knee saving side falls and spectacular back drops. In all these falls, Waite Sensei meets the mat softly, not with percussion.
A huge step froward in the development of falling technique, the system presented on this DVD should interest people in Aikido, people in other martial arts, and others concerned with developing a friendly relationship to the ground.
About the instructor:
After beginning his study of Aikido in England, Donovan Waite Sensei (6th dan) served for many years at the New York Aikikai under Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei. He is now chief instructor at Aikido of Center City in Philadelphia.
Length: 57 min.