Learning to Fall Safely
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Though a series of short lectures and exercises, Master Jeremy Roadruck teaches you to how to fall safely, in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
You don't have to be in great shape, you don't have to know anything about the martial arts. You just need a desire to learn to fall safely, and some room to fall down. Not only will you be learning to fall safely, you'll also learn how to get up safely - plus simple, practical ways to improve your balance so you don't fall in the first place.
Master Jeremy has been teaching this course live since 2008, to ladies and gentlemen of all ages - from 3 to 93, after his own mother fell and ended up conscious in the hospital for 3 weeks. She suffered some brain trauma as a direct result of the fall and it took 2 years of physical therapy and over $500,000 in hospital, doctor, and physical therapist bills to get her upright and healthy again.
Taking this course could literally save your life, and is the most important self-defense class you should take. You might life your whole life without getting into a physical fight with someone, but if you walk on two legs, the statistics are against you: you WILL fall at some point in your life, especially as you age.
In fact, after information about the live format of this course was broadcast on the evening news, the TV station received the following letter:
“…I was able to get up and walk away." I'm writing today to thank TV2 for a story you ran last week that helped me out of a potentially bad situation. Libby Kirsch ran a story on Barbara Roadruck, who slipped, fell and has spent the better part of the last two months in the hospital ICU with a head injury. Her son, Jeremy Roadruck is now on a mission to teach people the correct way to fall to protect themselves.
On Friday evening I was taking our dogs out the front door of our home. When I stepped down off of the landing onto the sidewalk, I hit a hidden patch of ice. My feet went forward out from under me and I immediately knew I was in trouble. That split second went into slow motion. It felt like minutes instead. Many things flashed through my mind. I knew that behind me and somewhere near where the base of my head would land was the concrete step I had just left. While my mind was racing through more things than you can imagine, and some thing you can't, including not wanting to die that way, I was able to focus on Libby's story and I got my arms down and back, head up and forward and fought off a limp landing. I was able to get up and walk away.
Please pass my thanks on to Libby, Master Jeremy and TV2 News.
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|Section 1: Learning How to Fall Safely - Fundamental Overview|
Where did this class come from? Well, my mother fell and hit her head, and ended up in the hospital for unconscious for 3 weeks and suffered some brain trauma.
It's not the fall that hurts you...
There are two types of breakfalls in the martial arts: hard and soft. This class will be focused on learning how to perform soft breakfalls.
This short discussion covers the key ideas to understand and apply to make fallign safer.
Key ideas again, with text because some people learn better when they read what they are learning.
Who can do this?Preview
What equipment is needed?
|Section 2: Learning to Fall Backwards|
This is a series of exercises to help you improve your ability to fall safely - even if you're not a highly trained martial artist.
|Section 3: Learning to Fall Sideways and Forwards|
|Section 4: Kung Fu Life, or - how to learn anything quickly and easily|
This discussion takes the practical skills you are learning and focuses on the concepts of HOW you are learning... and gives you a way to apply those concepts into other areas of your life. Kung Fu is not about beating people up or fighting. Instead, it's a way to looking at life and how you develop skill in one area and - by understanding the process of learning and cultivating skill - apply that framework in multiple situations.
|Section 5: Preventing Falls|
This clip gives you a few ways to improve your balance so you don't fall in teh first place.
|Section 6: Getting Up Safely|
Falling is one thing, getting up is quite another. You can actually survive one fall and be in a rush to get back up and fall again, injuring yourself.
|Section 7: Advanced Falls|
|Section 8: In closing|
Mr. Jeremy Roadruck
5th Degree Black Belt
Head Instructor, at Meng's Martial Arts of Centerville & Mile High Karate in Centerville, Ohio
Speaker, Teacher, Author, Catalyst
Transformational Expert and Coach for Families and Children
#1 Best-Selling Author on amazon.com
Mr. Roadruck is a veteran martial artist with more than 18 years of martial arts experience.
He's an accomplished competitor – nationally and internationally, winning 1st place at the Pan-American Games, and is an educator with a deep commitment and passion for developing the next generation of leaders in our communities and our country.
His deep commitment to bringing the highest quality character growth and personal development education and training to our students, instructors, staff and families is a true inspiration and powerful resource for our local community! Certainly, this program isn't just about “kicking and punching", but rather, a powerful character development experience PROVEN to develop children's self-confidence, self-esteem, focus, goal setting skills, sense of self-worth, self-defense / personal protection, and leadership skills!
He is also the developer of several programs custom-tailored for specific results, such as the Falling Safely workshop – designed to teach people of all ages how to fall safely after his own mother, Barbara fell and hit her head, ending up in the ICU unconscious for 3 weeks. This workshop was featured on Channel 2 News here in Dayton, Ohio..
Mr. Roadruck is also a published author, with his first book, The Kung Fu Kitties: The Adventure Begins, which mixes the real-life rescue of a stray cat off the street with the life-lessons offered through the martial arts. His second book, Your Best Child Ever: Is This Game Worth Winning? went to #1 on amazon.com within the first 8 hours of release.