From beginner to advanced level break falling. Perfect for all Martial Arts.

Break Falling for Martial Artists

Break falling for Martial Artists is now available! A complete course covering the basics of falling over with grace... and style! Perfect for traditional martial arts, as well as combat based martial arts. If you practice any martial arts - you're going to fall over... a lot... We may as well learn how to do it safely and effectively and it's a skill I feel can be neglected sometimes!

I remember walking into my first Muay Thai class and throwing a round kick, only for it to be caught and my back leg swept, leaving me staring at the ceiling wondering what had happened... thank god I knew how to fall! 

I began my journey in martial arts at just 9 years old. After studying Karate for a year or so, I moved on to Yoshinkan Aikido, a traditional system featuring locks and throws. From my very first class, the basics of break falling was drilled in to me in order to receive the technique safely and progress my own level. 

I studied Aikido for 16 years, travelling to Australia to study full time and achieving the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt. I also cross trained however and have experience in boxing, traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, BJJ and MMA as well as some combatives.

No matter what I studied however, there was a need for some level of break falling and my time Aikido served me well doing this. 

If you study any form of martial art, you need learn to break fall correctly and safely, and this is what this course is for. 

To take you from a beginner level of break falling, up to an advanced level of flip falling.

I hold a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Yoshinkan Aikido. I am also a published Martial Arts Author, was inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame in 2015, and in 2017 won the `Rising Star` award at the British Martial Arts Awards. 

This course is my experience in break falling from those years studying various martial arts. 

Social proof: testimonials

You would struggle to find a better online course.

Andy Heap - 5th Dan Aikido

I have been teaching break falls for over 20 years in martial arts. After watching and reviewing Dan's online course I can truly say that it really is excellent. Whether you're new to break falls or a little advanced, there is something for everyone. You would struggle to find a better online course. If you're still on the fence don’t be, try today it will be one of the best things you can do to learn this vital skill from your own home. Andy Heap 5th Dan Aikido AUE

Highly Recommend

Tony Bailey - 7th Dan Ju Jitsu

I've just been through Dan's online break falling for Martial Artists tutorial and I can highly recommend it. Every breakfall is explained concisely with different angles to help the user understand and see what's going on and how to achieve the desired result. Dan's ease at performing break falls shows his experience and expertise and even though I have been teaching for a long time, I will be taking some helpful points from this course to help other students. Well done.

The progression from simple to complex makes this an excellent course to improve your confidence in falling and rolling.

Glenn Lobo

This is a great course on Break falls. I am not fond of the floor, and following this course made me much more confident in falling and rolling. The information is well presented and clear, and the demonstrations clearly show, with the accompanying explanations how to perform the tasks smoothly and correctly. The progression from simple to complex makes this an excellent course to improve your confidence in falling and rolling. For those that are nervous of the floor and break falls, and to supplement the explanation of your teachers, this is a valuable resource for you.

What's included?

The basics of break falling, taking you from beginner level, up to intermediate, then to advanced falling.

Class drill ideas for instructors and development drills for students.

Bonus Videos on advanced level flip fall and gymnastic roll to handstand.

Bonus content including interviews with martial arts legend and bodyguard to the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac - Richard Norton

Interview with Gangs of London star Lee Charles

The Very Best Articles written on my martial arts blog - The Martial View.

Your Instructor

Owner of Empower Martial Arts Academy

Dan Holloway is the owner and chief instructor of Empower Martial Arts Academy based in Lincoln. 

He began his martial arts journey aged 9 and has studied a number of different systems over his 20 years of training. 

He holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Yoshinkan Aikido, a 1st Degree Black Belt in Shudokan Aikido, was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2015, and in 2017 won the `Rising Star` award at the British Martial Arts Awards. He is also the co-author of the book `Martial Masters Volume 1`. 

A committed martial artist, Dan runs his own blog for martial arts and has interviewed some of the best in the industry, including people who have worked in Hollywood with the likes of Jackie Chan and Chuck Norris. 

Get in touch with me via my Facebook page `Empower Martial Arts Academy Lincoln`, or email d.holloway@empowermartialartslincoln.co.uk 

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to the course.

  • 2

    Back Fall

  • 3

    Back Fall Drills

    • Back Fall Drill Idea 1

    • Back Fall Drill Idea 2

  • 4

    Forward Rolls

    • Forward Roll Intro

    • Lesson 1 - Forward Roll Progression 1

    • Lesson 2 - Forward Roll Progression 2

    • Lesson 3 - Forward Roll Progression 3

    • Lesson 4 - Forward Roll With Slam

    • Lesson 5 - Flip With Crashmat

  • 5

    Backward Rolls

    • Lesson 1 - Backward Roll Progression 1

    • Lesson 2 - Backward Roll Progression 2

  • 6

    Bringing it all together!

    • Drills Ideas

  • 7


    • Silent Flip Fall

    • Dynamic Backroll

  • 8

    Bonus Content from my blog `The Martial View`

    • Richard Norton Interview Part 1

    • Richard Norton Interview Part 2

    • Lee Charles Interview Part 1

    • Lee Charles Interview Part 2

  • 9

    Bonus #2

    • Free Ebook - Top Articles from The Martial View

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