The kick-up is one of the most important skills you have to learn if you want to do a handstand, next to balancing with your hands and keeping your body tight.The question is, how consistent is your kick-up?I didn’t figure this out right away when I started, but if you can kick up the exact same each time then getting into and holding a handstand is easy.
If your kick-up is all over the place, then there’s no wonder why you have a hard time getting into a hand balance.
Of course, there are several different ways to kick-up. I cover all the basic ways for the beginner and even more advanced variation in the April issue of the newsletter.
My favorite regular kick-up I learned from Bob Jones in The True Art and Science of Hand Balancing. That one is shown here.
There are a bunch of fine details that make a kick-up work. I am not gonna lie and say that I never miss a single one, but after concentrating on this for some time I no longer hit only one handstand out of ten like I use to.
If you’re having trouble with yours, start practicing. Better yet get the newsletter and learn all about how to get it done, the best method of practicing, and how far you can take it.
I wish it was ready to go right now, but I’m just putting the finishing touches and final edits on it before it the newsletter and DVD’s go to press.
In the mean time, I hope you enjoy these video clips.
Good Luck and Good Hand Balancing,
P.S. You can learn more about Bob Jones’ 4-step method of kicking-up into a handstand here.