Yoko Ukemi – Judo Side Breakfall
This page provides details for the Judo Side Breakfall (Yoko Ukemi in Japanese). These Ukemi techniques help Judo students to land safely when thrown or they are knocked off balance. Other breakfalls include Mae Ukemi (Forward Breakfall), Ushiro Ukemi (Back Breakfall) and Zenpo Kaiten (Forward Roll Breakfall).
The side breakfall is very useful to learn as you will often land on your side when thrown in Judo. For other techniques (i.e. Judo throws), please visit the main Judo Techniques section.
Instructional Video for Judo Breakfalls
Instructional Video for Judo Side Breakfalls