Tag Archives: Gymnastics Skill
Double Twisting Kasamatsu – The official FIG definition for the vault is it is a Kasamatsu straight with 2/1 twists and named by the FIG as the Lopez. The vault is a 1/4-1/4 entry vault into a somersault with an … Continue reading
As strange as it may seem, free runners have discovered a new vault for gymnastics, that is not currently being done by any gymnast, but is in this video. Continue reading
For many gymnasts, coaches and gyms, double somersaults are a line in the sand, that many are unable to cross. Much of the problem is mental. Continue reading
The men’s gymnastics moves submitted and approved by the FIG from the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.
The most difficult rated vault being done, as of July 2011, is the front handspring, front layout vault with 3 twists, done by South Koreas’s Hak Seon Yang Continue reading
Somersault/Salto: An acrobatic movement where the body makes a complete aerial turn (360 degrees) in the transversal axis. Can be done forward, backward and sideward. It is performed as mount, dismount or during a routine. Also called a flip or … Continue reading
Sequence: Two or more skills which are performed together creating a different combination skill.
V-sit: A body position used in gymnastics where the legs are raised off the floor in a deep pike position and the entire body is supported by the hands form the general appearance of a “V” shape.
Punch: A gymnastics term that refers to bouncing off of the floor, vault board or beam as opposed to jumping. “Punching” refers to an almost perfectly straight leg quick plyometric movement. Punching movements allow gymnasts to more fully utilize the … Continue reading