Definition: Kip

Kip: A gymnastics bar skill move designed to move from a glide or hang on the bars to a support position. It is done on high bar, unevens and the parallel bars. The skill is uses transfer of momentum and is done by swinging or gliding (to a fully extended position), bringing the toes to the bar, jamming up the leg and pulling with straight arms up to a front support position. This is a basic bar skill and is first used in the USA Gymnastics compulsories at Level 5.

Glide Kip

A glide kip animation (with front hip circle, cast)

Kips and Kip Progressions, Drills and Strengthening


There is such a huge difference between the gymnastics language used in the United States and Great Britain, but the video should explain everything – lol.

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