There are many requirements to becoming a member of the British Stunt Register. You can check them out here
Its clear that for some, tumbling is an essential component: they really need to learn how to handstand to forward rolls, back roll to handstand, cartwheel, round off
front tuck, back handspring, front hand spring.
The chances are, if you are an adult learner, that fear of going backwards will be a major stumbling block in your future career. At Crossfit london in Bethnal green, we have been running and adult gymnastics programme since 2008 . We have been teaching adult beginners how to do these skills for years.
Im privileged to be part of the tumbling teaching team, even though Im not one of the best ever tumblers. Im now 58 so some of my demos are a bit wobbly, and at my age, I do like a bit of a comforting spot.
In short I know all about fear and what it does to your form if you want to jump up in the air go backwards and land on your hands. I leave it to my younger colleagues to optimise your technique and string things together. For me, I know how great it it to nail that 1st handspring, that tuck, that flag. I got those, not when i was 6 or 8 or 16: i got those skills when I was in my 50’s
to be honest, may flag is still work in progress
here is my 1st ever unspotted back handspring
We have spent our long teaching history building up drill to build your skills. We work almost exclusively with frightened adults !
If you want to check out my lessons in Bethnal Green E2 you can look at our class schedule and book here.
At the moment, my classes are on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at Crossfit London If you want a better gymnast to lead your classes, look for Matthias ( wed) and Tugs (sunday) . You should really check out our fantastic gymnastic strength classes: handstands, levers, muscle up, planches, the flag.
Loads of stuff for you to learn.