The Good Coach The Bad Coach – Part 1, How I Fell On My Head

The Good Coach The Bad Coach - Part 1, How I Fell On My Head

This post is long over due.

A year and a half ago I fell from a trapeze. I never fell from my hoop or from any other aerial apparatus. It was very frightening, it was shocking but most of all – it wasn’t my fault. It was my (now ex) trainer’s fault.
The minute i fell i was lying on my face, on a thin thin mattress and i was shocked, frightened, scared, i was afraid i will not be able to move anymore, i was afraid i will not be able to walk. I was devastated.

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Compass / 1 Leg Hocks Split – Aerial Hoop Tutorial

Compass / 1 Leg Hocks SplitWhen you get strong enough to put both legs in Hocks on the top of the hoop you can go ahead and learn this move.

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Cradle – Beginner’s Move

CradleCradle is a very beautiful move and transition. It is a place where you can rest and catch your breath and it is a place to tell your story, this is why I love it so much because you have room to express in it. The way you hold your hands, the way you move your free leg, it is a place to express.
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Online Classes – Bird’s Nest

Bird’s Nest – Aerial Hoop Tutorial

Bird's Nest - Aerial Hoop TutorialThe Bird’s nest is a beginner move suit for hoop and trapeze.

You might find it hard to do at the beginning because sometimes students have difficulties to push their pelvic to the other side once the legs are in the right flex position.

My advice is – as always – get somebody to spot you, but as he / she spots you ask them to help you move your pelvic to the right place and to go out of it.
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Arrow – Aerial Hoop Online Tutorial

Arrow - Aerial Hoop Tutorial

The Arrow is a posture I found on my favorite aerial hoop book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the book I go to when I need some new ideas.

 

Livre Méthodologie Cerceau – aerial hoop book

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Online Classes – Pencil Under the Hoop

Pencil Under the Hoop – Aerial Hoop Online Class

Pencil Under the Hoop - Aerial Hoop Online ClassThis pose is beautiful by itself but, as many other poses, it’s a transition to many other poses.

If you are a beginner you most likely won’t succeed to get into it very easily, and this is why i show in the video also an easier way to get into it, BUT it is important to remember that this is not the RIGHT way to get into it, it is an easier way to help you understand what it feels like to be in this pose.
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