Rolls are great for helping you learn to keep One-Point. That's because rolls make you dizzy, and keeping One-Point is the only way to stay stable when you're dizzy. Rolls also help to soften up your body.
How to do it.
- When you start each roll, keep your elbows on the inside of your knees.
- The knee that's up shouldn't be right in front of you. It should be off to the side. This will allow you to make your body into a smaller ball.
- Roll almost directly over your head. Don't roll on your shoulder.
- Make sure you learn on a soft surface.
- You shouldn't collide with the ground when you are rolling. There are some bowlers who throw the ball into the air and let it collide with the floor, and others that let the ball smoothly meet the floor. You want your body to be like the bowling ball thrown by the second bowler.
- This exercise is meant to make you dizzy. If you keep One-Point, you will feel less dizzy. That's one of the great things about rolls - they give you feedback on whether you have the correct Ki state. When you don't have it, you feel dizzy. When you do have it, you feel stable.