Published On: Sun, Jul 9th, 2017

Side Break Fall in Brazilian Jiu Jitu

Side Break Fall in Brazilian Jiu Jitu

Professor Charles Dos Anjos of Wolfpack BJJ shows how to properly execute a Side Break Fall in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Learning to fall should be a must in every Martial Art style, many martial artists get injured just because they do not know how to fall. I have seen many injure their backs, knees, and elbows. Some while sparring and are being taken down land on the side of their backs.

I think white belts need to be taught how to fall from the beginning, regardless of the martial art style. There are four basic fall techniques: front, back, and side (right/left). Students need to learn they have to curve their backs, look at their belt to protect the neck and land safely. Crossing their arms is also recommended because it can help protect the middle section, face, and groin from any strike.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

About the Author


Peter A Soto is a Martial Artist with more than 20 years training all kinds of Martial Arts styles such as Kenpo Karate, Japanese Karate, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Tang Soo Do, Kung Fu, Krav Maga… He is also a Certified High School Teacher in the State of California, he was also a Fulbright Teacher by the Department of Education of the United States of America.