Tumbling Tulsa | Better jumping
Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tumbling Tulsa show where we are Tulsa tumbling experts. Answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breadth. And we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Alright, rusty, I’m feeling down while you’re feeling down. Colton [inaudible] because I feel like we have, we have failed our audience. Rusty. This podcast is jumps. Did you know jumps that, I mean, that’s like the basics of cheerleading now they had to listen to 40 podcasts before they got a podcast on jumps Tumbling Tulsa.
I don’t even know if he mentioned the Johnson any other path.
I mean we’ve, we’ve mentioned jumps but not like technique or how to clean it up or how to make sure it’s on point. Right? But, uh, but today we’re going to, and we sincerely apologize that it’s taking this long to get one out. But here, Tumbling Tulsa here it is.
And even if you know what every jump is, we’re gonna kind of talk to you as if you’ve never heard of cheerleading in your life. We’re going to go into really detail on jump technique, arm placement, like placement and a really do a deep dive into jump.
You’re going to hear exactly what we tell our athletes every day that we’re working jumps right there, face to face. Now the first part of the jump that everybody Kinda like gets, gets confused about is it’s not really even about flexibility. You know, Tumbling Tulsa people always say, oh, when I say, okay good, we’re going to do our jumps. And they immediately go into the splits and they’re like, I gotta get a stretch. But it’s not. It has nothing to do with flexibility at all. It helps. But like everything else we’ve talked about, it’s technique. Rusty. I am not flexible whatsoever. Are you flexible? No, not anymore. Can you. I mean, I know you used to be able to do the splits and I could get pretty low, but I’m still. I Brag that I have some of the best jumps around and I’m old and I’m fat. I’m, but I’m still throwing these, these toe touches, like they’re almost hyper extended. Not quite, but almost now it’s all, it all comes down to technique and, and the importance of that technique.
No Colton, before we really get into this jump and podcasts going over technique and are in placement, Tumbling Tulsa can you go ahead and give us a rundown of all the jumps these athletes or parents are going to be seeing?
Of course. So, you know, obviously there’s the all famous toe touch. Um, then there’s pike and then there’s a left and right hurdler. And then for the people who sometimes do it, sometimes not a, it’s the Herky, the left and right herky. And then there’s also some, some weird ones like the pike out and as well as the double nine, if you don’t know what those are, we’ll go over them. So like we talked about with tumbling, every jump has the takeoff, the actual skill and the landing. Tumbling Tulsa, the takeoff will vary because some schools or even all stars like the approach into the jump to be a little bit different. Um, we’ve seen people starting Ivs. Most people will clap and then pulled her arms to their ears. Some will clap and punched straight out in front of them. So the approach will be different.
But the actual skill and technique of the actual jump should be the same because like we’ve talked about, cheerleading is not an individual sport you want to blend in. It’s definitely easy to see, even if you’re trying to be hidden in the back by your coach, it’s easy to see your legs underneath everybody else if you’re not the same height as everybody else. And same thing with the landing, the landing is going to be the same for every job. You should land feet together no matter what jump you’re doing, feed together, absorbing in your legs, not landing with straight legs. A lot of the time the athletes will worried just about how high they can get the gems and not worry about the snap down. Tumbling Tulsa that can cause feet to land very far a part. Alright, so first things first, it’s going to be going over toe touches.
Now I’m like rusty had mentioned earlier, uh, the choreography before, like leading into a jump is going to be different depending on whether your all star or your specific school team. Um, but the jump is still the same. Make sure you’re jumping up off your toes, you’re able to actually bend down and absorb before you jumped. And that’s super important. And then for the actual toe touch itself, uh, like we said, it doesn’t take a whole lot of flexibility to make it look like it’s hyper extended. Know Colton and a toe touch. Do the kids actually touch their toes? No. No. You don’t do not touch your task. Please do not try to touch your toes. Tumbling Tulsa, you’ll embarrass everybody and your coach as well. But I mean all of you know that. So that’s why we’re able to make a joke out of it. So go over the technique or in the arm placement when it comes to the toe touch.
So something you can do is sit down on your butt against the wall and try to roll your hips or roll your tailbone up underneath you while staying in that straddle position. You’ll try to pull your knees to like backwards to touch the wall with your kneecaps, keeping those toes pointed. Um, and then if you’re able to replicate that, I’m in the air. It always helps to be like on an air track or tumble track or something like that. That helps. Um, unlike, unlike tumbling, we, we would encourage you to train your, your jumps on a trampoline. And then for the landing, Oh, arms arm placement, I forgot arm placement. Now listen, you don’t want to swing those arms and get, make a big circle with those arms. Whenever you hit your tee motion with those arms, it should be a completely horizontal and parallel with the ground. So if you like hunched over and you’re, Tumbling Tulsa your arms kind of pull down, it’s going to make your jumps look a lot worse than what they actually are.
And when it comes to the toe touch, I don’t care if the athletes legs are by their ears, if their arm placement is crazy because you’ll see that a lot of the time the legs will be high, but the fisk can be pointed at the ground or to the ceiling. Like a bird. Tumbling Tulsa. I’m really focus on height and arm placement. In every job we’ve,
we’ve judged competitions, we’ve judged tryouts and as judges we know what those judges are looking for. And that is a big one because it’s gonna set you apart. And immediately eyes like a hawk. A all eyes are going to go straight to you with that, with those arms down, um, if it’s, if it’s different than everybody else’s. Tumbling Tulsa then obviously for the ending of your toe touch, we want your legs to snap together, um, as fast as possible, as well as your feet. I’m snapping together. The judges will see that and you will definitely stand out from everybody else when those legs and those feet are apart. Now the second jump is a pike. Like Colton said, you can start that on the ground sitting in the pike position, really trying to reach to your toes, get that flexibility and that pike you want those legs to be as level as possible into your arms.
Will need to be in the candle stick position with cinnamon rolls toward the ceiling, almost like you’re driving a car. And then the finish of the pike is a, as a really fast snap down from toes being in front to being directly underneath you. Tumbling Tulsa, a lot of times athletes will thrust their hips forward really fast in order to get those toes down. And that’s okay. It’s not something that you can really notice. Just make sure that you’re landing is a sticking stand. Now our next one is the left and right hurdler. I’m not one that I was particularly fond of in high school. Um, but you know, we’re kicking that right or left leg up depending on what direction you’re going to be going. And, um, we want to get that, that knee up as close to our face as we can while keeping our chest up.
So we don’t want you to have a low leg and then bring your chest down to your knee. It should be more like your knee coming up to your face while you’re chest is up, and then that back knee should be facing down to the ground. And remember, we don’t want your knee, your heels to actually be kicking yourself in the butt. So we want a good right, a good 90 degree angle in that back leg as well. And then your arms should be at that same candlestick driving a car position that we talked about in Pike only slightly higher and I’m closer to your ears, but not straight up to your ears. And then snapping down for the finish. It’s really common to see like Tumbling Tulsa almost a gallop landing out of it. Um, so, uh, make sure that you are finishing with your legs together. And our next
jump though you don’t see very often anymore is the herky, which is named after the founder of the national cheerleading association. Lauren’s herkimer. This jumped like the hurdlers can be done on the right or left leg. The leg, one leg will be straight and that almost toe touch position and the other leg will be bent with the knee pointing toward the ground. Uh, in this use, the arm placement can be an Tumbling Tulsa t position like a toe touch, or if it’s a right herky, the right arm will be in a toe touch position and the left arm will sometimes be on hips or vice versa.
Alright, so now we’re going to go over the, uh, the specialty jumps, which you absolutely never see. Most. Most schools you might see this in college, um, but for the most part you’re only gonna. See these if, Tumbling Tulsa, if the squad is purposefully doing something different. And for the first one is the pike out. Now this is a combination between a pike and a toe touch. So you’re actually jumping up to that pike. And then at the top of the pike you’re snapping your legs out like a toe touch. And then straight back down. I’m almost in this like triangle position as your legs are moving a, it looks cool, it looks fancy and it will set you apart whether you’re doing tryouts or you’re doing a routine,
and our last jump of the day is the double nine, which like Colton said, you don’t see very often in the double, not double mine. It’s very similar to a pike jump, but one arm and one leg or both bent to leave the appearance, the appearance of two nines. So you’re trying to make that nine shape with your legs and your arms. This can be done on the left and right legs like a hurdler, um, but if not done correctly, it can just look like you’re doing. I’m a mess. A job now, every one of these jobs can be done into a standing tumbling, whether it’s backing on springer attack, which you will see a lot in routines or sometimes even tobacco is a mandatory skill for tryouts, but it all goes back to technique. Tumbling Tulsa If you’re doing a tobacco and springer toe back, it is very important that you snapped together it when taking off for the Tuck, that where you’re not teaching yourself bad habits on your standing tuck offs as well.
And then depending on if you’re on hard floor or spring floor, making sure you have the right takeoff out of that, jump into the standing tuck or backhand spring or full or whatever it might be. Um, because if you’re on hard floor and you’re trying to punch out of that toe touch or that jump, you’re going to find that it’s very difficult to land. Make sure you’re absorbing and then exploding off your legs. Yes, you should never be trying to rebound out of a jump into his skill, uh, not only as it’s scary, but it does not work. So this has been a fun one. We’re sorry it’s taken so long. Forty, 40 podcasts before this. So, Tumbling Tulsa this was our 41st podcast. Um, we’re, we’re having a blast. We love doing these and we hope that you’re enjoying them as well. If you’re interested in finding out more about us justice tumbling company, you can look us up on our website, which is justice tumbling co.com. You can also find us on facebook or instagram and if you have a google account, we would love it if you left us and objective Google review to let us know how we’re doing.
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