Entries Tagged 'Acrobatic Gymnastics' ↓

Christine Van Loo aerial acrobatics

Christine Van Loo is a former Acrobatic gymnast, many time U.S. Champion, current professional aerialist. Right now she’s on tour with Cirque de la Symphonie.

Click PLAY or watch an impressive montage of her work on YouTube.

A coach, as well, she put together some instructional videosSecrets of the Circus Acts Revealed 5 DVDs $79.95 inc. sales tax.


The videos are geared toward both adults and children. They teach the FUN-da-mentals of everything from hand balancing to partnering acrobatics to aerial acts and more.


Bboy One Hand Balance

Stacy Clark:

Dear Normal People,

Don’t be discouraged; you’re probably really good at grocery shopping or something. :-)

Trampoline & Acrobatics Indo Pacific

June 29th – July 5th

The Indo Pacific Championships 2014 will be hosted by the South African Gymnasts FederationSun City, situated 160 km from Johannesburg. …

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Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-Mini and Acrobatics. The competition can include all Indo Pacific Members, namely Argentina, China, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Qatar, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, Namibia, United States of America.

However it was decided to invite all FIG member countries, including Europe. They may compete as invitational participants, they may medal but cannot claim an Indo’s title. Should a gymnast from an invitational country medal the gymnast from an Indo Pacific member country will receive the same rank and both competitors will receive medals.

Anyone going should plan EXTRA days for sightseeing.

Indo Pacific Championships

100 days until the competition.

Sun 29 June – Sat 5 July 2014

A Trampoline, Tumbling and Acrobatic Gymnastics competition comes to Sun City, South Africa. Indo Pacific Championships take place every two years. …

Hosted by the South African Gymnastics Federation, the 2014 Championships will be held at the fantastic Superbowl, Sun City 29 June – 05 July 2014, with all participants scheduled to stay at the Sun City Resort.

Indo Pacific Champs

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I watched some of the Namibian team training yesterday in Walvis Bay.

Walvis Bay

Hunan Gymnastics School arrests

Scandal has hit the closed world of Chinese gymnastics after at least six under-age girls were allegedly raped at one of the country’s most prestigious academies.

The director and deputy head of the Hunan Gymnastics School, dubbed the “cradle of champions” after training four Olympic medallists, have been arrested and questioned by police. …

The school’s director, 48-year-old Liu Zhiqiang, was arrested last December, according to the Legal Evening News. Zeng Rong, 52, the school’s deputy head, was detained the month before.

Both men are being investigated for sexual assault after six girls reported them to the police, according to the Oriental Morning Post. …

A reporter for the Legal Evening News was told the matter was being dealt with secretly. “The case involves minors and will have a negative impact on society so we will not release information to the public,” an unnamed policeman told the newspaper. …

Telegraph – Chinese gymnastics academy that trains Olympians hit by scandal

(via GymCastic)

Difficulty Level = MATRIX

wither Acrobatic Gymnastics

One year into her first term as President of the FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee, Rosy Taeymans (BEL) has one big question on her mind:

How to get Acrobatic gymnastics more into the public eye?

While Acrobatic has had a few moments in the sun – most notably, the group Spelbound, with former World Acro champions among its members, captured the attention of millions by winning “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2010, and one of the most viewed videos on the FIG’s Youtube channel is a montage of the 2012 Acro Worlds — the discipline has yet to be included in the Olympic Games.

Because of that, it has been more difficult to garner recognition for Acro …

Q: Acro fans have a lot to look forward to in 2014 — three World Cups and a World Championships in Levallois-Perret (FRA)…

Rosy: “Yes. We have one World cup competition in Portugal, the Maia Cup, in March. The next one is in Aalen (GER) in May and the last one will be October this year. That’s the Patricia Wade Classic in Great Britain. It was an international competition in 2013 and this year it is a World Cup competition. Hopefully it becomes a well-known World competition to honor a great lady in Acrobatic history. This summer we have the World Age Group and the World Championships in Levallois near Paris.

FIG – Q and A with…Rosy Taeymans, FIG Acrobatic Technical Committee President

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quad back tuck to platform

Crazy difficult and dangerous.

Acrobatic Gymnastics – Men’s Four in training.

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Indo Pacifics Acro, Tramp & Tumbling

South African Gymnastics Federation:

International Trampoline, Tumbling and Acrobatic Gymnastics coming soon to Sun City Resort.

We hope to see you all at the Indo Pacific Championships 2014, 29 June – 05 July 2014.

Indo Pacifics

2015 European Games

UPDATE via The All Around Gymnastics News:

… UEG has proposed an original and dynamic format of its competitions to the organiser, introducing an alternation of its disciplines.

The public and television will be delighted with this novelty as the gymnasts of the different disciplines will compete in the same hall during the same session.


Baku, Azerbaijan

over 6000 athletes

June 12-28, 2015

Gymnastics is scheduled to include:


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Hard Way To Success – Summary

I’ve been a big fan of the Sports2Visuals documentary series launched May 2013 by Lisa Deen & Carolien Visser.

It’s not easy to reach a high level in acrobatic sport
. THWTS tells the stories.

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The very last segment is inspiring. :-)

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Innovative Force

America’s Got Talent 2013

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Thanks Tumbl Trak.

reenacting gymnastics history

British Gymnastics:

1988 marked 100 years of gymnastics in Britain – get a glimpse of how the sport has changed in this exclusive event held in the Wembley Arena.

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British girls wore leotards for the first time in … 1960.

USA and British Gymnastics are the two best organizations for posting video.

How does your nation compare?