How do you do a forward roll in Aikido?
The key to taking a forward roll is to learn to become round. This is done by making a wheel shape with your arms, turning your hands palm outward, and rolling from your forward shoulder diagonally across your back to the opposite hip.
What does ukemi mean?
Ukemi in a literary sense means “receiving body or self.” In the simplest terms possible, the “uke” part of ukemi as in Tori and Uke means “receiving” and is a person who is on the receiving end of throw. It is always used in a passive sense. Mi means “body or self”.