Roll of the day – Reverse Sweep

Reverse Sweep RollThe Kingumut Naatillugu, literally means “holding the paddle pointed/touching aft”. Not only does this roll look really impressive, it also is very powerful. It is a sweep roll starting from behind and finishing forward. It was the first roll I learned where you roll in backwards rather than facing forward. 
It takes a leap of faith to roll in backwards the first time.
If you have not been stretching I really recommend you take some time to wok on your core torso rotation prior to trying this roll. Here is a link here to some stretching exercises I use.
Also take care not to strain your shoulders. This roll can be done slowly with finesse. It is not a roll to thug your way through.
You can view the video and tutorial for this roll here.

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