Working on the Aú sem Mão
This was originally posted on blogger here.
One of my resolutions for 2012 is to perform an Aú sem Mão/aerial/no handed cartwheel. Ideally, I would be able to do it before PyCon US, and would perform it during the Capoeira Open Space.
Speaking of the Capoeira Open Space, have you signed up yet to participate? Your skill level or athletic ability doesn't matter, just come and have fun!
How I'm training
- Losing enough weight to make jumping easier without losing strength/endurance.
- Practicing a lot of Capoeira. Especially on my non-workout days
How I'm doing
I'm getting there.
I can do a butterfly kick badly, mostly because I don't arch my back enough. My hope is to get my head down further and my legs up higher. The end result is Aú sem Mão, right?
Why am I trying to do this?
Because I haven't done it before. And there is no time like the present. :)
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