Shoulderstands from Bird

Shoulderstands from Bird

Description

In this video we play with three progressive variations of entering a shoulderstand from bird. Each variation utilizes the same basic movement principles to enter in safely and predictably as progressively remove points of contact.
Disciplines
Acro

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Videos covering post-requisites to skills in this video:
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Star Entries to Hand to Hand

Entering from Star is a useful skill for those wanting to train washing machines, pops, and Icarian Games. This video contains information for the base, flyer, and spotter that will enhance your knowledge and skill set. Hand to Hand Essentials Course Video 3

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