Episode #71 – Choreography vs. Technique

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 hosts Coulton cruise and rusty breath slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Okay. Now today’s podcast, we’re going to be going over the differences between choreography and what you’re a choreographer wants you to do in your routine that’s going to look good for judges versus actual technique that, uh, that you’ll want to use to get new skills safely and properly.

Or in the case that you do stunt the sport, the technique. And that is also a little bit different. So the technique used for that, learning it and applying that when you’re in stunt, but when you’re practicing your regular tumbling, I’m not letting that technique kind of going into everything you do. Absolutely. Always maintaining your basic technique, your core values. I’m always keeping those the same.

Now we’ve talked about are progressions a long, long time ago. And our very first podcast that was actually on a topic and we talked about building a house and the foundation is something that should never change of your house. And that’s kind of our illustration to uh, to show kids how important you know, the, the very foundation, the technique truly is

no, we talked about technique and almost every podcast we, we do. Um, what is the definition of technique?

The definition of technique is a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something. Uh, so you know that we want to teach technique because it’s the easiest, most efficient. And believe it or not, it’s the safest way of doing the skills that we teach. So whenever it comes to the choreography with the cute stuff before or the cute stuff after, um, you know, or like a clean landing that is strictly for the judges. Whenever it comes to technique, we’re looking for the most efficient way to learn how to either a, do a skill or trained for that next skill.

And you should be training your technique so often that your skills look the same every time you do that. Absolutely. You’re round off. Back handspring should be trained daily. That’s impossible. I always needs to be worked. It should always look the same. Tulsa tumbling lessons, when going for advanced skills, your basics really can’t change that much or it’s hard to get a strong foundation for learning those new skills. Yep.

Whenever you’re in our gym, our classes are, are privates. Um, if you’re a standing back spring, we will always, uh, want you to finish in a rebound, even though that’s something that nobody ever does in a competition. And we understand that. But if you’re training to get your hands off the ground and reaching up to the ceiling, um, with your arms by your ears, then you’re training for another, a second backhand spring or a or a standing back hand, spring, back tuck. Um, and then you put it all together and then once you train it, you, you’re efficient in it. Um, and of course, you know, in choreography they’ll teach you to land in like a bug down position. And that’s what the judges want to see. So it is important to remember that whenever you’re doing your warmups, whenever you’re in a private or a class or a training for tumbling, that you don’t want to use that choreography, um, to get your new skills

unless you’re specifically there to practice for forced stunt this for right. What are you specifically have to work? Something that you’re a choreographer, coaches telling you just always have that strong basics that you can always go back too to where if you do try something new and it freaks you out, it’s not going to mess you out. It’s not going to mess you up. It’s right back. Tory, you were because you’ve trained that basic technique over and over again.

What’s now what, what is the, what are some differences in stunt? The sport that almost go against things that we teach rusty,

um, and our regular hurdles. We always teach arms tied to our ears, a touchdown position and then stretching along out of that instant the sport, they’re wanting more of like a high v position. So everybody looks really unified and they’re like, it’s emotion. And it is, it’s what it turns into as emotion. But a lot of times that Hivy can cause kids to drop their hand short to their foot, causing a short round offs and then messing kids that from the very basic skills. So making sure, you know, there’s the two different kinds of ways of doing it. Um, same as having to do if you’re a righty and there they want everybody doing cartwheels to the same side. So kids who have never worked cartwheels on the other side or having to go back,

it’s, it’s, it’s left cartwheels and right round off. So in on a certain level for stunt that they require everyone to do a right footed, round off. So you’re going to hurdle with your right leg. Um, and a left cartwheel. So I’m, I’m, I tumble left, so the cartwheels or easy for me, but to do, hey, right, round off and then tumble out of that is just, it’s crazy. Uh, so it’s, it is a performance and you are being judged on your performance just like any competitive, uh, competition that you would go to. Tulsa tumbling lessons, so they are wanting to see, you know, a sense of flashiness and unison and the way you do, um, in stump the sport and as well as competitions.

Yeah, instant the sport. There’s not even a whole team out there. At the same time, there are little groups, so maybe a group of five is out there. So it’s very easy for the people judging the stent to watch those five individuals and make sure they are all doing the same technique. And when everybody does, when those five kids do everything the same, it can look amazing. I can look really, even if it’s the most basic skills can look really, really clean. So that’s what we’ve been doing for a lot of our schools with stunt the sport, um, going back and some of these kids who have fulls having to relearn a cartwheel or around off to the different side more or

back extension roles, you know, things like that. Uh, so it, it is a, it’s difficult change. Um, but I think it’s pretty rewarding a lot. Uh, from what I hear, the girls really, really like it. So, uh,

and it’s becoming more and more popular in your college for colleges to compete in it. So it’s something to go ahead out of younger age to go ahead and get used to. There’s a lot of people even for tow backs. Yeah. People are mostly just to just clasping punching up and swinging down this, you have to clap, start in a Hivey and then swing into the tailback.

Yeah. And, and first standing back handsprings I’m standing tux. They, they’re not allowed to swing at all. They have their arms by their side and they sit and jump. That’s it. Which is different from what we teach as well. Um, so the choreography that is wanted instant and, and like from judges to see that from a competition, Tulsa tumbling lessons, it is different from the technique, but I can promise you that if you have the right technique, you can always add in that special choreography whenever it’s needed. Um, it’s not going to mess your choreography up, but your choreography can definitely mess up your tumbling.

Definitely. If you can always see the really strong athletes who are strong in their technique, when they have to learn something new, like a opposite side, cartwheel or a off or just a weird way of doing things, they pick it up quick. It’s natural. Yup. Tulsa tumbling lessons, it doesn’t really phase them. They don’t have to take as much time. So being strong in that we’ll definitely move you forward when you have to try new things. Yeah. Yup.

And really it doesn’t even only come down to tumbling. I know that there was a local all star gym here that had kind of changed the way that they went into jumps. Um, and it was completely different than, than the traditional way that like every high school would accept. Um, and so whenever I was working with some kids who are trying out for high school, they always wanted to go back to this all star type of jump that was kind of created for that choreography to make it look different and pop. Tulsa tumbling lessons, which I totally understand. But whenever it comes to, uh, you know, high school and, and other teams that may not necessarily use that, now they’re kind of stuck with it and they, they, it feels weird for them to do like the more general type of jump. And Ed said really the clasp and lead in. Um, and then what they do in their jump, you know, my differ as well whenever it comes to choreography, but when you have a tryout coming up, the school is not going to want to see, uh, your flashy all star stuff. They’re going to want to see, uh, you know, your general jump and what they’re going to require on the field and the usually the uh, or on, on the floor. Um, and usually you’re going to know what that is beforehand

so we can’t stress it enough. Technique, technique, technique, learn proper technique and let it pull you through your entire Tumbling Korea. And it will, we understand that stunt as important. That all starts here. Choreography, all that is important. Just make sure you know your technique and stay true to that tech.

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