sorry to bother you again, but I'm becoming either a groupie or an addict
of your web site!!
I have gone to clinics and have learned 2 different hand placements for
the roundoff, I would like your version please.
And if you have the time: tips for side aerials. I have done them off
of panel mats, but what else is there to do? They cannot get them, I believe
due to flight.
What is the next video you are making about??? We have purchased the backhandspring
video and within one night of doing standing backhandsprings they all
Thank you for everything!
comfortable teaching these two hand-placement options for the round-off.
Assume a right leg-lunge.
1) First hand (right) is slightly LEFT of the center line and turned so
that the index finger is 90 degrees... perpendicular to the center line...
LEFT (second hand) is placed on the RIGHT side of center line, about 1
hand length PAST the first hand... and the index finger PARALLEL with
the center line
2) Both hands are placed almost simultaneously... upon the center line.
The tips of the thumbs are almost touching each other and the tips of
the index fingers are almost touching each other... making an open-diamond
shape with the hands.
I do NOT like a dragging second hand or a hop 1/2 twist onto the hands.
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For the aerial...have them step with ONLY the lunge leg
ONTO the folded panel mat... and attempt to land in almost the same spot
ON the mat... reducing horizontal travel to virtually ZERO (or no more
than 1 foot) so that all the power of the lunge leg (& rear leg kick)
is directed STRAIGHT up and around, respectively. NO forward motion. ALSO...
don't allow a run or a step.. Have your students lunge-step and HOLD the
lunge position with the lunge-foot ON the panel mat. A slower exercise
is to STAND in a NEEDLE scale (scissor split with one leg on the floor
and one leg pointing to the ceiling... BEND the support knee... and JUMP
... pushing the hips and foot towards the ceiling.
For confidence... have them push off the springy end of a spring-board
instead of the panel-mat (push a panel mat to the very edge of the board's
springy end for landing on. Once they develop the timing and sensitivity
to CASTING the body UPWARDS while swinging the legs in a split overhead..
the aerial cartwheel (& walkover) should come gracefully.
Oversplits? They are wonderful... MAXIMIZE strength, flexibility AND coordination
in ALL joints for MAXIMUM achievement.
The new video is a basic handstand position.
It's out, and available for purchase now!
Have fun, be safe, push hard!