Black-Eyed Tone

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how-to-heal-a-black-eyetumblr_nmbk1eShuv1sjyue7o1_540Teaching the back somersault is fun, but can  have its drawbacks! The gymnast should jump up with straight arms beside his or her ears, leave them there, and tuck up their knees to rotate backwards through the arms before landing on the toes. Initially you can support the gymnast under their upper back or, as I was doing yesterday, with a belt around the waist while standing by the side. Of course, you are in the firing line if the stupid boy flings his arm out to the side…!

OK, gymnastics is still fun! OUR GALLERY THEME FOR TODAY. Pommel horse first:

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The first part...

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The second part...

Training with strands:

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X-Alt with Hamms 2

Maybe teaching giraffes would be easier… Screen shot 2013-07-15 at 13.35.47

 

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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