- Oct 26, 2021
should a student have a solid straight leg pullover before kipping, or should kips AND pullovers be learnt and perfected at the same time?
Interesting...youd think that the way some are coached that you MUST perfect the pullover before kipping, atleast thats the impression I had.
Just have to say, I like the single-leg jam kip in one of the silver routines.As @Aussie_coach is stating… the strength of the pullover has both the arm and core strength needed for the kip. We rarely have kids working kips that don’t already have a pullover.
Sometimes if I have a group of hotshot 4-6 years olds… I’ll be teaching pullovers and kips at the same time. In this scenario there is no need for the strength as I can physically spot them through the movement of the kip to help them learn the rhythm.
Below is my base bar curriculum… you will notice the pullover first…