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5 videos

Hand to Hand Essentials Course

This 4 video series is a walk through of the 26 most important skills and drills to develop a comfortable and consistent hand to hand. Whether you’re interested in training towards L-Base acro or working towards standing hand to hand skills, this video series contains the elements that will increase your knowledge and execution through detailed instruction and practice. Prereqs: foot to hand (any entry), star, reverse throne, 1 minute spotted Handstand for flyers, min. 10 push ups for bases.

16 videos

Intro to Hand to Hand

Hand to hand can refer to the skill of a flyer holding a handstand while the base balances them on their hands, it can also refer to an entire discipline of circus acrobatics that people spend years studying and training. Hand to hand is often one of the most admired skills when people begin practicing acro as it can seem like a posed on for the the most advanced practitioners, quite to the contrary the basics of hand to hand can be explore by many levels of practitioners and it all starts with the desire and the right road map. In this series we explore the drills, progressions and techniques to begin your hand to hand practice safely, efficiently and with a clear idea of how to progress based off of where you are in your acro practice.

Sean Langhaus



Jumping Entries to Hand to Hand

This video contains cues and skill development for jumping entries to L-Base Hand to Hand. These skills are essential for developing a strong hand to hand practice and progressing to standing work. Hand to Hand Essentials Course Video 4


Star to Extended Hand to Hand V1

In this video explore the movement of base pressing flyer from star directly to extended hand to hand. This variation asks our partnership to find a strong hand to hand shape while still connected via star and understanding the pathway the flyer must travel to reach our finished H2H position. We share our thoughts and tricks on maintaining a strong connection and timing of transferring the weight.

Sean Langhaus

Star to Extended H2H Variation 2

In this variation we start in a modified star/biceps stand position that allows the base to more easily get their arms to a straight stacked position. Flyers often enjoy this entrance as it gives them a different levels of control by allowing them to push themselves up into their handstand.

Sean Langhaus