Here are three awesome videos from the 1950’s. They were all uploaded by Russ Hany, so make sure to check out his channel here as he has more videos from that era.
The first one is from 1950 with people performing a couple of basic tumbling moves like backward, forward and side rolls. There are also two guys walking on their hands.
The next video from 1952 features pretty impressive acrobalance duo/trio.
And here’s another one with some very cool moves, like the tiger bend, handsprings, rolls, somersaults and much more. From 1953.
Not everyone wants to learn how to perform all these moves. But you should at least have basic tumbling skills and be able to role, perform backwards somersault and cartwheel. Click here and learn the basics!