Handstands, as an act of balancing on one's hands with one's feet in the air or against a wall, are the foundation of most acrobatics.
This course is designed to take you from absolutely no handstands experience to a two-arm handstand in the middle of the room.
Starting with physical preparation and basic conditioning for wrists, forearms and shoulders all the way to learning how to kick up and exit safely out of a freestanding handstand.
Learn how to correct your balance when upside down with rebalancing drills and gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the alignment of the straight handstand.
Handstands take a long time to master and the goal of this course is to provide you with a framework and get you comfortable with it so you can practice handstands safely at your own pace.
No prerequisites, general good health.
- Assessment and Bailing
- Theory: Physics, styles, getting upside down
- Preperation: General warmup, Wrist, forearm and shoulder prep
- Conditioning drills and using the wall
- Flexibility and Mobility for Handstands
- Alignment drills
- Freestanding Handstand
This course is designed to take you from a comfortable, straight two-arm handstand to finding, and sticking, the basic shapes of handbalancing: tuck, straddle and pike handstand as well as the introduction to pressing.
The main goal of this course is to give you a solid foundation and understanding of the basic handbalancing shapes in order for you to then pass through them smoothly while in a handstand as well as maximazing your time on hands.
It also covers advanced rebalancing drills and building endurance.
Target of this course is to learn control of your legs in a handstand, understand proprioception of your body upside down and gain full freedom on two arms.
Prerequisites: Comfortable and consistent 10s straight freestanding handstand
- Advanced entries and exits
- Shapes and how to approach them
- Transitions and shape changing
- Advanced rebalancing
- Press conditioning
- Press approach and technique
- Flexibility and Mobility Drills for shapes
- Flexibility and Mobility Drills for press handstand