Somersault Combo Training

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The last couple of months I’ve been feeling some minor annoying injuries in my shoulder and left leg, so haven’t been training as frequently and it felt aggravated when going to open gymnastics and throwing myself around like an idiot!

B-Boy Flips and Power Training

Last night was the first open gymnastics session I’ve been to in a few weeks and first time throwing any flips since BodyPower Expo last month (which was tremendous fun by the way)!

After B-Boy Marius’ advice, from our workshop at Yorkshire Dance we ran last month, who said to try combine all the power moves you have when you’re training them so you build your stamina as well as improve your transitions and different power moves I decided to try combo all the flips I could into one set. Even though I haven’t trained somersaults for a while, I felt more confident than ever throwing back tucks, gainers, websters and was even working on side flips which I’m still getting to grips with…

So above is a short clip from the result of training last night, I did manage to get the transitions a bit cleaner but didn’t record it.

Ideally I should be rolling out and throwing a side flip at the end, but I couldn’t figure out the transition and footing properly, so will work on this next time I’m at the SingleBound open gymnastics session!

Open Gymnastics Training – Leeds

A lot of people ask where the gymnastics gym we train is and whether they can come too: Yes, you can. And it’s in Pudsey, Leeds – check out SingleBound Parkour – teaching and open training for more details!

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Wayne Gretzky

Front Full Twist, Gainer, Webster, Side Flips

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Experimenting and trying to link some of my flips together


And then there’s B-Boy Bouncy, trying stuff on a completely different level to me!
Attempting a Front Full Twist Somersault…

Gainer Somersault Training

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Linking my gainer into a throwdown…

is rather difficult, but I’m getting there slowly! Thought I’d try gainer to 360 dive roll, what do you think?

Gainer Dive Roll?

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This bad ass battle between B-Boy Pocket and B-Boy Tata was circulating around Facebook recently, you might have seen it.

But one move in particular, amongst all the other total bad assery, captured my attention and made me want to try it…

At 2:15 in the video Tata does a gainer entry into a dive roll – coooool, couldn’t wait until the next open gymnastics session!

My and B-Boy Bouncy decided to give this a try, for me it was quite terrifying and still looks no where near as cool as Tata’s, but I think I was actually jumping over the wrong shoulder and making the move A LOT more difficult for myself, oh well, always better to create a new version of what you’re inspired by rather than straight up biting it!