Founder and Yamakasi member Laurent Piemontesi is coming to Chicago. I can’t put to words how exciting this is!
Link below if you are interested.
Came out to this park with a group of friends for training, this turned out to be one of the highest trees I’ve climbed yet.
If you are a beginner, I wouldn’t have you focus on flips for the time being. I would instead advise you to work on various techniques like wall runs, climb ups, cat leaps, vaults, basic landings and rolls (The two most important techniques in my opinion), etc, basically anything that doesn’t involve you rotating in the air. The reason for this is I think mastering your basics should be priority along with becoming stronger if you are just starting out. Being stronger means your body (especially your knees) will be able to take the impact well without resulting in injury or tendinitis. This is my advice for any beginner who is interested in taking their training further.
For the flip itself, it seems you don’t have the timing down for when you need to open up for your landing. The way I worked on that was doing gymnast rolls (on something soft, take care of your spine) and trying to end right back on the feet in one smooth roll. What this will do is get your body used to rotating forward and eventually you’ll become more aware of which way you are facing as you rotate. So just drill that over and over until you feel you are a little more aware of your rotation, and THEN you can try throwing a few fronts. Be mindful of the impact your legs are taking if you don’t land them properly. I hope this helps. Train hard and train safe! *Poof!* :]
In the short time that I’ve had this blog, never did I imagine so many people would take an interest in my training. I’m honored, truly. As always, I have to thank you all again for your support. It helps to push me further and motivates to train harder.
I’d also like to update you as to what has been going on. I have been taking a break this winter, which is why I haven’t posted much lately. I’m taking this time off to heal, seeing as I’ve had a few injuries from over training. (Not smart at all) My focus right now is healing. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I’ve been meditating regularly, am more conscious of what I eat/drink, and have been doing other things while my body takes care of repairing itself (Like getting back into making art and taking up other hobbies). I’ve kept conditioning to a minimum, and have made good progress so far, I’ll be good and ready to start training once again soon enough, but this time I will be a lot more careful. I didn’t listen to my body, and I’m paying for it. Please don’t make this same mistake in your training.
Train hard, and train safe. Thank you all for the support and expect more posts soon. If you have any questions about training, or need help on anything, feel free to ask. *Poof!* =]
Here’s some quick art by me.