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

B-Boy Flip and Power Combos

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Tuesday = Open Gymnastics Training, yey!

Unfortunately, every time I throw somersaults recently, it’s ended up with my IT Band getting sore and tight, which causes my knee to hurt and means I end up walking like I’ve been sexually abused. To literally add insult to injury, my shoulder also hurts if I try to train other things like handstands or any calisthenics on the bar like pull ups, muscle ups, front levers, back levers, planches etc. which is grossly inconvenient. Rest I suppose is the only option. At least I filmed this little combination of back tuck, roll back, 1990, swipe dive roll to webster before I surrendered to the pain…

Birthday B-Boy Battle

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B-Boy Tradition – Birthday Battle Rounds

This year I ended up having 2 Birthday battles Рthe day before I went to Greentop Circus at Sheffield to hang out with B-Boy Bobak and a couple of dancers who he was working with in Sheffield and another long and intense battle with all the lovely West Yorkshire breakers who turned up to Smokestack on my Birthday (great turn out  and awesome jam Рlove you all long time!).

At the end of the Greentop session Frank and Dean challenged me and Bobak to a little battle, I felt very fatigued and injured so agreed but said let’s take it easy… ha, obviously that went straight of the window and things escalated quickly! Here’s a cheeky little clip from the battle, great fun…

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…