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  • Teaching Forward Rolls (a.k.a. Somersault)

    The only equipment you really need to teach a forward roll is a soft surface. Forward rolls can be taught on soft grass, sand, practically anything with a bit of give in it. However, a scatter mat, a 30cm high soft box, and a 30cm high wedge are really useful. A wedge is helpful as the slope assists the children to rotate, and gives them additional speed to help them stand up; however the angle also increases the falling sensation, so it can increase the fear factor for first timers....

  • How do I do The Splits?

    Teaching yourself to do the splits will take time. There is no magic spell that will make you flexible enough overnight. Perseverance and correct technique is the key to success. Before you can do the splits, you need to...