I’m hard at work finishing up a Special Report I’ll be releasing next week. I was almost done but then your questions from the survey came in and I realized there was a lot more ground to cover.
So if you want your questions answered head on over to the survey.
It’s real short. And I know it asks for two questions but if you only got one that’s good enough.
This report is on what I call Acrobatic Conditioning. Its going to cover ways to train to improve your tumbling skills even if you’ve never worked on them before. How you can get started and where to train.
I’m about to go write more but I just want to take the time to answer at least one question here.
“Which skills should I attempt to learn first? and Should one master the handstand before attempting skills like cartwheel, round-off, and handsprings?”
Hand Balancing and Tumbling skills are related but definitely separate skill groups. You don’t really need to be good in one to do the other. That being said many tumbling moves move through the handstand position.
It can help to work both hand balancing and tumbling at the same time though you certainly don‘t need to be a master the handstand first.
As for which skills to work on that is easy. Start with what you can do and move on from there. If this is just basic rolls than start with that. Any moves where some part of you stays in contact with the ground would be next on the chain like cartwheels, roundoffs, and handsprings.
Of course the aerial moves like flips take a bit more work and are something you have to be careful with. More on that later.
But the idea is like with any other training. You work tumbling progressively.
Alright back to the report. Oh, and there’ll be new videos soon too.
Good Luck and Good Tumbling,