Welcome back to another segment of honest with Kadana us. And this is part three. Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we your Tulsa tumbling experts answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your Jenks tumbling lessons hosts Coulton cruise and rusty breadth slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All right, so you heard us last week, we, uh, we kinda gave you guys a little window into what we’re going to be doing this week, um, and that’s beginner tumbling, beginner tumbling. So we’re going to be going over some things, um, why it’s important about being in a beginner class and why maybe sometimes if you are even working on backhand springs that you start back into a justice tumbling beginner class. And of course I am, uh, I’m, I’m with my buddy. Kadana is here, you guys, and a, and we’re going to pick his brain, get some knowledge from him and, and give you guys an idea of what, what he’s all about whenever it comes to this beginner stuff. Yeah. Yeah. So, um, how old were you when you started tumbling?
I was about 14, I want to say in my backyard.
Okay. Now we have these, we have kids that come in who have never tumbled before and there were about 14 years old. Yeah. Um, to be completely honest with you, most of our beginner classes are filled with seven, eight, nine, 10, 10 year olds, you know. Um, so whenever a kid is brand new and, uh, they are like 14 years old, they might feel a little bit uncomfortable getting into a class with younger kids. And we want to make sure that they understand that they may not even be there for very long. Um, so in, in these beginner classes, we go over the very basic handstands, backward, backward rolls, forward rolls, you know, um, bridge kick overs, you know, back walkovers, things like that. Um, so for you, whenever you seen are and you run our, our Jenks tumbling lessons beginner classes, um, why do you think that working these beginner skills are so important?
Well, definitely, um, when I look at the younger kids, I definitely reflect upon myself a lot. Um, I just wish I really had someone there telling me to, you know, put my arms to my ears, keep my elbows straight because for a very long time of my coaching into your career, uh, my technique was, was trash. It was not good. Um, but it did make a lot of a difference. So in basic tumbling, I mean, it’s really good because we’re setting these kids up from the very beginning so that when they get to step nine, 10, 11, whatever the step is, there are going to be very ready to go ahead. And as a coach, I really want to make sure that breakdown fundamentals, um, especially when you’re doing cartwheels and when you’re only about a young, at a young age, um, a kids don’t really realize that right now. So it’s really your job as a coach to help them delicately, politely, and again, um, in a fun way. Um, I don’t want to make it seem where I’m like, ah, do this, do that with technique comes up eight years, uh, because then they’re going to be scared of you and then they’re never going to learn the technique and then there’s gonna be good at tumbling. So.
Well, so Kadana has been one of our Jenks tumbling lessons employees for probably two months now, a month now. So I’m like that. And, and so we have been doing classes and, and uh, teaching him the way we want classes to be ran. There’s a curriculum and he’s very well aware of that curriculum. Um, in our Jenks tumbling lessons beginning classes and you know, all about this and we talked about it. Um, we, we, we talk about tumbling, like building a house. You want to start with that solid foundation. And that’s where the beginner stage really comes in. You’re getting that solid foundation that is crack free and has the ability to hold up the weight of the entire house. So that beginner stage and, and most of the time it starts in tinies because kids are starting so young. But if you’re, if you’re kind of a late bloomer and you’re getting started a little bit later, that’s okay too because we can still give you a solid foundation. And then next comes the walls, which is your Jenks tumbling lessons confidence and being able to do these things, um, more on your own, but still with a little bit of help. And then of course the roof is doing it all on your own and you are finishing that skill all by yourself throwing it and, and, uh, executing it. Um, but you can’t do that without a proper foundation.
One thing I love that you’re saying in La Right now, his foundation, I feel like that’s a word that honestly, we should preach a lot more to our Jenks tumbling lessons kids. Um, so one thing I, I one thing as a coach I love doing in my classes as I love asking questions, um, I’ll say things 10 times in a row and then five minutes later I’ll ask the question to a kid. Um, it just shows me again how much, well aware they are about their themselves and their skills. Um, foundation is a great thing though because I always tell my kids handstands or like a foundation, it’s a solid skill that we need to work on. And so, um, again, foundation, it’s just a great way of using it in assembly
and I think the kids can understand that, you know, they think of like concrete is, is solid. It has that foundation. And then once you get to the walls, you know, there are a little bit more flimsy. Aa kitten, if you flipped it, the, the house couldn’t hold up the weight of the foundation. The foundation has to hold up the weight of the House and, and so you can’t start from the bar, from the top and work your way down. You have to build it from the bottom and build its way up. So that’s what is all about that, that the beginner class is teaching him that, that technique and that foundation that’s going to, um, stay stable for their entire career of tumbling. Now we work in beginner, we work, um, like I said, a bridge and back walkovers and, and things like that.
But we don’t actually go into backhand springs yet. Um, we want to make sure that they have around, off. They have their cartwheels, they have all this stuff, um, solid before they start moving up into novice, which is, that’s where we start working on those back springs. Um, so for a message out there to, um, to maybe a kid who is 14, 15 years old who may feel a little bit uncomfortable starting in the beginner class with younger kids, um, is there any message that you have to them letting them know that there, that there is benefit to that?
Oh, Duh. Of course. If you’re out there and you’re older and you don’t really come from this for one, bye. Take it easy. If justice were very welcoming, we’re not ever going to say no to you. Um, and if we put you in a basic, it’s for a reason. I promise you we do things to shape you up for the better you. Yeah. And just to get you stronger. Um, and if we put you there guys, it’s, it’s completely okay. The biggest thing I tell kids is adapt. Um, you want to be ready for that next class. You want to be ready to be able to face these challenges and you’re not able to face it if you’re too busy worrying about the other kids. So there’s always steps to take in anything that you do. One thing I’ve also told my kids, take it easy, take a deep breath, have fun and I promise you everything will come.
And other gyms that, uh, I’ve worked at before and I’m sure that you have to, you kids will get into a class that they’re not quite ready for. And that is almost even more uncomfortable than, um, taking a step back and working those fundamentals, that foundation. Um, and it could be for a very short time, just a good basic understanding and then you can move up to that next class. But it’s always more uncomfortable for one kid who is, um, significantly below, below the skill level of all the athletes around them. And it makes it so much harder for them to a enjoy themselves and be learn. Now we’ve been doing this entire podcast without the likes of Rusty Brad Slur, but we have been graciously blessed by his presence. So he’s going to give us some insight for the last two minutes of this podcast about beginners and why it’s so important to start at that beginner stage and not kind of start in that novice.
Absolutely. Sorry guys. I was on and doughnut run, run for the crew. Um, it, we talked about those, those being in the correct classes. Super important. Um, if you’re not at throws off the structure of the class and like Colton, I just walked in on the end. It makes it uncomfortable for that athlete who’s not quite ready for that class. Um, and you’ll see the athletes who aren’t in the correct class end up taking that one step forward, two step backward just cause they’re not ready for the drills in the class or anything like that. So basics are key to tumbling, taking steps back. Even advanced athletes always can work on basics. Basics are going to be in everything you do. So always continue to clean up the, the little stuff.
So we, I have this one athlete in particular that um, she came in for the first time and we is, she had told, told us that she was in a, uh, an intermediate class at another gym. Well, whenever we put her in the intermediate class, she would to, our Jenks tumbling lessons standards wasn’t quite ready for it. And whenever we were working these texts, even though I was spotting her, she changed something and, and I had to catch her, but she was super embarrassed by that. Now I know we’re not talking about intermediate, we’re talking about beginner, but it’s the same thing. Whenever you move too quickly or you tried to get into a higher level class, uh, you, you, you can be overwhelmed with the people who are watching you and you see the skills that they throw maybe aren’t to the same level as the skills that you throw. And that’s okay. But it’s important not to focus on what other people are thinking and just focus on cleaning yourself up. And that’s why maybe starting a, uh, a level lower at beginner may be the place for you.
Yes. And that’s like Colton said, we’re talking about beginner. That wasn’t an intermediate class. It seems like from beginner to novice is where kids are in the wrong class more so than anything. Um, especially when coming from, like you said, from another program to our Jenks tumbling lessons program, I would almost rather every kids start in the beginner program. Yeah. And show us that you can master the beginner skills the way we want them to. If you do it, you, you should only be in that class, maybe one, one week and then they’ll be like, yeah, you do belong in that novice. But too often we get kids that say they are novice and then they’re not our Jenks tumbling lessons novice. They’re more of a beginner. And then it’s always an awkward conversation with that parent going back saying, and this is how we do things here. Um, but at this gym, my kid was throwing back springs. Exactly. But here we’re going to correct technique. We’re going to follow the progression so they, their longterm tumbling career can be successful and not just that short term. Get a quick backhand spring or two.
No. Yeah, exactly. Um, as Colton rusty said, um, even if you guys get discouraged, guys, I know us justice coaches, we will sit you down, we’ll, we’ll talk it through, we’ll explain it, why we’re doing this and why we’re putting you here. Um, and again, it’s only for your benefit.
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