Reversible shoulder roll slow motion

This video demonstrates the slow motion shoulder roll recognizable as the forward roll practiced in the martial art of Aikido. The video cites the Russian Systema training as one of the origins of this conditioing exercise. This practice is also found in the Feldenkrais Method‘s Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Sometimes called “the judo roll lesson,” this practice emphasizes the reversibility of motion and the attention required to move slowly and smoothly.

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