Tuck Position: A gymnastics body position where the knees and hips are bent and drawn into the chest with the hands holding the knees. This body position is used in somersaults to rotate faster. Variation on the tuck position include … Continue reading
Tsukahara: A men’s or women’s vault named after Japanese gymnast, Mitsuo Tzukahara. It consists of a ¼ or ½ on to a back salto (technicallya 1 & 1/2 salto off hands) off the vault table. Also called a tsuk. Mitsuo … Continue reading
Tour Jeté: A ballet and gymnastics type of leap 1/2 twisting switch split action of the legs taking off one foot and landing on the other the other. It is, in essence, a jeté, which is a leap from one … Continue reading
Tkatchev: A release move, named after Russian gymnast Alexander Tkatchev, performed on uneven or high bar, from a handstand to a back giant swing down, tap and releasing to a backward straddle release over the bar to regrasp. Also called … Continue reading
Timer: A drill that simulates the feel of a skill, or the set for a skill without the risk or danger of completing the skill. Timers are used on most events and are a progression for learning the harder skill. … Continue reading
Thomas Flairs: A pommel horse skill named after Kurt Thomas. It is a circling skill with alternating straddled lifted legs rated as a B level difficulty skill. Kurt Thomas at the 1979 World Championships His pommel horse routine starts at … Continue reading
Thomas: A floor exercise tumbling skill named after Kurt Thomas. It consists of a 1 ½ salto backward in a tucked or piked position with 1 ½ twists rated as a D. Thomas: A floor exercise tumbling skill named after … Continue reading
Tap: The term is most often used on high and uneven events to describe the kick used to generate the required speed and rotation for a circling skill, release skill or dismount. Typically a dynamic motion used to generate momentum.
Talavera: A balance beam skill named after Tracee Talavera, who was the first to do it in international competition. The skill consists of pommel horse like move with the circle done like a flair. The skill has been rated by … Continue reading
Switch Spit Side Leap: A leap beginning like a switch-split leap, but with a ¼ twist in the air and a sideways landing.