Trying to keep their legs up and avoiding a fall deduction out of bar skills that come from a handstand and go into a glide kip is a common problem that beginning and intermediate optional gymnasts face.
Subject: rips Dear Coach, My daughter has been doing gymnastics for almost 3 years. She couldn’t get her kip. She used her grips so she wouldn’t get rips or blisters. One day she tried to do her kip without the grips and did the kip very well. Now she won’t use the grips anymore. The […]
Straddle Back: A women’s uneven bar release skill done from a swing backwards on the high bar backwards over low bar, ideally to a handstand to the low bar. Straddle Back to Handstand
How many of the following questions can you answer? Is it the tap same for a big girls as a small girl? Is tap the arch or the hollowing after the arch? Do big and small girls tap at the same time? Do we tap because a giant can not be made without tapping? Do […]
Subject: Toe Shoot to High Bar Dear Coach, My daughter is 10 and is doing very well in gymnastics. Her best event is bar. She has been learning toe shoot from low to high bar for some time. Her technique seems to be fine but she still cannot hold the bar. She has been doing […]
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 a reverse hecht. Click on this picture for animation. A Variety of Tkatchev Learning Progressions, […]