Toronto gymnastics coach Gary Legault has discovered more than his fair share of talent.
One of the best was Joe Eigo. Eigo is now one of Jackie Chan’s stuntmen and worked as an Orc in Lord of the Rings.
Eigo combines gymnastics, martial arts â€” and often puts it on the street. This guy is fit.
There are plenty of Joe Eigo video clips on YouTube. Or you could check Eigo’s home page for the latest news.
Seems Eigo is super-fueled by a special Tahitian drink called Noni.
Check out Gymnast Crossing, a blog profiling Santa Monica Gymnastics Center in California.
It’s edited by “The WordSmith from Nantucket”.
What I like best are his photos, some of which he converts to posters and magazine covers. Great idea.
How Coaches can talk to their Female Athletes about Nutrition and Weight Control by Sean McCann, Ph.D., USOC Sport Psychologist.
An excellent article. It includes a list of DOâ€™s and DONâ€™Tâ€™S when talking nutrition with athletes and parents.
Click on the video below to see if elephants can fly.
This must be a degree of difficulty record, for a pachyderm.
This special effects video was produced by Nicolas Deveaux.
Shichahai Sports School in Beijing 2006. China is getting ready for the Olympics 2008!
Natalie Behring has 14 good photos posted on Flickr.
Find more good photos by searching for “gymnastics” and selecting the “most interesting” option.
Flickr is an amazingly useful and friendly site.
The definitive article by the most prolific gymnastics researcher in the world — Dr. Bill Sands.
Many times I have photocopied this article for distribution to parents and coaches. It is superb.
Bill answers the question, scientifically; What are the benefits of gymnastics?
It was published in the March 1999 issue of Technique, Vol. 19, No. 3.
June 19-26th I am again booked to coach at the wonderful FUNtastics training camp in Couer d’Alene, Idaho. This will be my 4th year.
Why is this summer camp so great?
The focus is FUN. How much FUN can a gymnast have in a day? We try to push the known limits.
So what happens to kids who train mainly for FUN? They are awesome! Funtastics is one of the strongest teams in their region. This gym is on exactly the right track.
You can get an idea of how it looks by checking photos of past FUNtastics camps.
Addictive TV, the top VJ duo working today, was hired to video mashup the Antonio Banderas dance movie Take The Lead . It’s pretty cool.
Click on the video below. Or watch it on YouTube.
Details on Wired magazine.
The best trampoline act I’ve ever seen is in La Nouba, Cirque du Soleil, in Orlando. It includes a lot of backdrop skills into, onto and on top of a 3-story “building”. (We did a lot of this kind of “spiderman” work at Taiso in Saskatoon over the years.)
The two feature trampolinists are fantastic. Coach Mathew Sparks gave me a tour of the set last month. Wow!
You can watch a brief video on the La Nouba site. This show includes trick bikes too. Cool.
I highly recommend you sign up with American Gymnast.
It’s FREE (for now).
This site is very professional and includes quality gymnastics coaching articles by Jay Thornton, Steve McCain, Mohini Bhardwaj and others.
Once you are a member, you will have full access to the training tips section.