Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

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Went to Cirque du Soleil this past weekend. The shows title was Kooza. As expected I was amazed. But I have to say it even exceeded my expectations. The show is touring through the eastern States now. If it’s coming nearby to you, Go and See It. But the same …

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Frog Stand

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The frog stand makes it easier to learn the handstand by training your hand balancing skills in an easier manner. They call it hand balancing for a reason after all. The frogstand lowers your center of gravity and makes this learning the skills of manipulating your balance with your hands …

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Yoga Headstands

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Yoga headstands, known as Sirshasana, are different than the standard gymnastic headstand. Instead of resting your palms flat on the ground you interlock your fingers and place them behind your head. The headstand is a great stunt. Very much underrated. Here is a more difficult variation of the headstand. In …

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Doug Hepburn Handstand

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This is one of my favorite pictures of all time with Doug Hepburn balancing a 205 lb. barbell plus a 145 lb. man doing a handstand on top.. Just recently I came across the same picture from another view. A perfect blend of strength and balancing. Not any strong person …

Leading up to any Handstand Stunt

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Seemed to have raised some interest with my last email. So I’ve decided to go into a little more depth on the subject. To sum up what I said last time: The best way to learn the handstand, one hand handstand, or any stunt is not to do the move …

One Handed Handstand

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Got another question regarding the one handed handstand. Hi . i have kinda a problem using one arm handbalancing because i have been practicing on it since long time and i believe i have a good strength in my shoulders yet i cant hold it more than 5 sec but …

Fellow Hand Balancers

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I spent this past weekend as an Assistant Instructor at the Russian Kettlebell Certification. Kettlebells are a great tool and they could help your hand balancing, as described in part by Rif in the interview found in the Hand Balancing Mastery Course, but that is not the main point of …

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How to do a Front Walkover

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Many gymnastics moves go through the handstand position. And in this post we will discuss how to do a front walkover as shown below. This is a composite picture of Diane Robinson performing the move with ease. These are the instructions that come from Acro-Chat. The correct way to do …

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Tiger Bend

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I was shooting some video a couple days ago doing a variety of hand balancing stunts. One of them was the Forearm Stand. Prof. Orlick also called it a Tiger Stand. From the stand you can do what is called a Tiger Bend, but we’ll start with the stand first. …

Guide to Holding a Handstand Feedback

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“After successfully utilizing the free ‘Beginners Guide to Holding a Handstand.’ I have decided to take it to the next level.” This comes from Richard in Virginia, as he bought the Hand Balancing Mastery Course. Smart move. I made the Guide to get you started in hand balancing because of …