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Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled top, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we are Tulsa tumbling experts, answer the questions that we get from them,
parents and athletes on a daily basis. I’m your host, Coulton cruise and rusty and we own justice tumbling company out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. And today’s topic, the subject of today’s podcast is no other than progressions in tumbling. Now, you may be saying, I don’t need progressions. Tumbling Tulsa I already have a fool,
or I only need a for getting ready for tryouts.
Tumbling Tulsa in all honesty, that is a terrible, terrible attitude to have. So don’t click away just yet from this podcast because if you’re honest with yourself, I think that you may find something in this podcast that you’d need to hear. Now, as far as tumbling progressions, what exactly are they? Rusty?
Tumbling progressions are the order in which you learn your tumbling or the timeframe in which you do so, uh, the tumbling progressions everybody should know are starting with round off all the basics, handstand cartwheels moving on the backhand spring series, back handsprings, front walkover. Tumbling Tulsa then trying to add that into a specialty paths for front walk over through to backhand spring, then moving onto the techs and then specialty to Tuck layout, specialty to layout, and then making it your own. Figuring out which specialty past works best for you. There’s pumped front, step out front, walkover, backhand, spring, step out, whips, Arabians. I’m mastering as many of them as you can. The more you do, the more well rounded tumbler you’re going to be. And then moving onto full specialty, full
specialty through to falls and doubles. Now, why are tumbling progression is important for us at justice tumbling company. We always believe that if you move too early into that next skill that it does put you at risk for injury. Tumbling Tulsa not only that, but it can also do mirror entire tumbling career. And we, we definitely don’t want that because it will take months to get back to where you were.
The more you have the skill perfected, the more comfortable you will be with that skill and your body in that skill.
Amen. Now, we have a notable quotable today and, Tumbling Tulsa, it’s from Samuel Johnson. He’s an 18th century scholar and poet, and he says, what we hope to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence. Now the reason why I put this in here is because diligence is what webster dictionary says is careful or persistent work or effort to achieve a goal. Now, what? What does diligence have to do with tumbling progressions? There’s a pretty cool story in the Bible about two men who one builds his house on stone and the other builds his house on sand, and as I’m sure you’ve all heard this story before, the man who builds his house on stand, well, his house didn’t last very long and the house that was built on stone, he has house lasted for generations. So what we want to do is build our house, which is a parable for tumbling with careful diligence
because if you are more comfortable, if you do have that random fall where something doesn’t go right, you’ve put in the numbers were like he said, the foundation is there. You don’t start back at square one. You can jump right back in and get right back up into that same skill.
That’s right. Tumbling Tulsa, so if you’ve ever seen a house being built, you’ll know that the foundation is always laid down. First. You can’t build walls or roof without that solid foundation, much like that story that I was talking about in the Bible. Your foundation has to be the strongest part of your entire house. It holds the weight and must be able to stay solid or else the house was going to come tumbling down.
So those foundations are the easy things like arms by your ears, body positions, be together, springing off your toes, stretching drills, all that good stuff.
That’s right. I’m definitely co a conditioning and, and building up your confidence as a tumbler. Um, and as a young tumbler, usually whenever you’re in that foundation stage, but if you’re, if you’re a little older and you’re getting that foundation stage, you know that confidence is super, super important. So that’s our foundation. That’s our bedrock, that’s our solid concrete foundation for tumbling. Next comes the walls. Tumbling Tulsa, it’s much less structurally sound than the foundation, but still super important because it will bear the weight of the roof and keep the house from collapsing in on itself and in tumbling we consider the walls to be things like spotting, warming up properly, making sure that your arms are always by your ears, kind of going back to that foundation and remembering it without having to be reminded. Right.
And some kids need the hands on more than some kids. Every kid is different. Every kid learns at their own pace. Some kids will have to physically be put through the body positions to get comfortable with it. Some kids are visual learners and can learn just by watching the, watching the skilled done correctly. Some can just be explained if you explained it perfectly, some kids will just pick it up that way.
And so with every kid being different, you know, that house is going to look different as we’re explaining it. Um, and so as far as the walls, we want more conditioning, more confidence, and just like the foundation, the walls stay with the house. So the, that the foundation doesn’t change. And we always resort back to things that we learned in that foundation, like technique, stretching and drills, but then also with the walls, we want to keep that in daily training as well. The, uh, the conditioning, the warming up properly, not, not falling back into like a lazy type of warmup, but staying on top of that, uh, that technique now next is going to be the roof. And that’s what we are. And what we’re considering the roof of tumbling is to be that proactive training, not having to be reminded. I’m at all on that basic technique. Tumbling Tulsa, it’s, it’s, it’s constant. It’s in the back of your head all the time. At this point with the roof of tumbling, you’re conditioned, your competent. We don’t have to. We need to keep working on those things, but we don’t have to keep reminding you, you can do this. You should be able to tell yourself you can do this. At that point,
the kids are at that point, they’re physically conditioned and mentally conditioned. That way if you have a fall, would be like a tornado in that roof gets ripped off. You go right back to your training and that roof is right back on
and that’s okay. There’s that, those things might happen, but we want that solid foundation so we can build right back on top of it. We don’t have to stop back, start back at square one, and that’s kind of where I think those mental blocks come in. There’s not a solid foundation in the first place. Now, the last part of our, uh, of our house that we’re talking about is the front door. And the reason why we decided to call it the front door is because everybody’s front door is different, but everybody has a front door. So with, at this part of a, at this part of your level of tumbling, it’s your own style. Now it must be added last, but it is your own. You can make it your own. Every full is different. Every backhand spring is different. As long as you’re sticking with the foundation and the walls and keeping on top of the roof where you’re, you’re proactively training, you’re going to have a solid set of tumbling skills that will take you, that will take you so far down the road and you’re tumbling further than you can even imagine.
Tumbling Tulsa that front door is also those specialty skills, combining as many specialty skills as you can together to make a really creative paths making our past that most people can’t do makeup pasture out.
Yeah. And just like we had talked about, um, whenever that roof gets blown off and you find yourself in, you’re stuck at that, uh, at that mental block, you might find yourself having to deal with issues in your tumbling and repair things that, uh, that isn’t always where you want to be. But if you take time to maybe make that round off a little bit longer, go back to those, uh, those basic foundation drills. It’s going to help you get back to where you were a much quicker than if you just kind of
owning a house. You’re going to have weather issues. Whether it’s flooding, tornadoes, something, it’s a part of being a homeowner. Same thing with tumbling. Unfortunately falling is a part of tumbling, falling smart, being able to pull yourself back up and continue. That’s going to get you not just foreign tumbling, but also far in the real world
and then that takes us back to the confidence that we had talked about. I mentioned confidence on the foundation and the walls and the roof. Now, the reason why I mentioned confidence that much is because that’s like your insurance. If you don’t have that confidence, then you’re not going though the falls that you make. You’re not going to be able to rebuild. You’re not going to be able to get back up, dust yourself off and get back in the game
and everybody can see it. Have seen athletes like that before. Athletes who have a beautiful skill but will not throw it without a coach there. That’s that needing a training wheel, needing someone to be there. We want our athletes to be able to have the confidence that can push them through that themselves. If they do take a fall, they can get up and without us even having to push them, they’re able to do that.
That’s right. Tumbling Tulsa we, we know that tumbling is a mental mountain and every kid has to climb that and conquer that within themselves, but we want to help with that. If you are, if you are interested in finding out more about justice tumbling company or ourselves as coaches, you can visit our firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check us out on facebook and also instagram.
Um, look forward to more podcasts because we have a lot of stuff coming out and we’ll talk to you guys next.