Anakana Schofield – Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Neck protests somewhat at the re-emergence of relearning the steps (lean, fall, push, stretch …) to back handspring.

Front handspring remastered (needs work, but landed much to my surprise) at my second training session.

The front somersault however I am not compatible with. Nor the backward roll. My brain likes tumbling very much. And you cannot tumble without the mighty linking moves. Surrounded by people throwing straight backs, multiple backflips, so plenty to tumble toward.

The intellect curiously interferes and can stall the move. There are seconds before you throw it, where you brain tries to rationalize what you are about to do and the entire sequence can be destroyed.

A figure skater was standing watching through the door, considering joining, come in I told him. A curious cross pollination between sports. It will be interesting to watch how the one informs the other.

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