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Department of State

Falling Down

Teach our people, especially our Foreign Service Officers who travel to difficult environments, how to fall. This is an uncomfortable subject to be sure, but we have far too many disabling injuries and hours lost due to tripping hazards and the attempt to stop the fall with a straight arm held out. This often leads to a broken wrist or, worse, a broken hip. In most martial arts, the first technique taught is how to... more »


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