Ninja Rolls Lesson Plan

Written lesson plan and training videos for techniques of ninja rolls.


One of the foundational skills of the ninja is learning to roll. Learning to do this technique safely is not only one of the most exciting, high energy skills for youth to learn, but also can save them from serious injury when falling. In this lesson plan we teach:

  • a basic ninja somersault
  • forward diagonal roll
  • backwards roll
  • safety
  • lots of variations
  • mind of the mentor perspectives

With this lesson you get:

  • PDF of the lesson plan with step-by-step instructions
  • Video link of Dai Shihan Mark Roemke and staff demonstrating these rolls
  • Access to our private Ninja Mentor FB group