A backwards roll is a roll going backwards along the spine, rather than forwards or sideways. A backwards roll can be used when dropping from a hanging position to dampen the fall. It can also be used if a forward roll is not possible in your particular situation. Here is how to perform a backwards roll

  • Stand parallel to the ground
  • Enter a squatting position using a little bit of momentum
  • Push backwards diagonally along your spine
  • Get up, optionally using hands for support