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How to Flip: Aerial!
The "How To" Aerial Flip Tutorial
By Thomas Tapp
Difficulty level: Hard
The Aerial flip is just like a cartwheel or round off but twice as cool because your doing a cartwheel but with NO HANDS!
You'll see this flip thrown a lot in kick@$$ martial arts films.
I know when you see it in ninja movies you think the same thing I do, "That was BAD-A! I gotta learn that!" And then imagine throwing that sick flip anywhere and everywhere...going to class ...aerial....while out with some friends.. yea might as well throw an aerial here too....Some Hott babes walk by...you know you're throwing one!
So if you're ready to take your cartwheel to the next level and become a ninja rockstar! Let's get started...
Find a nice soft patch of grass.
Step 1:Run up with a nice pace to build up momentum
Step 2:Plant your left foot down, really stomp it down and block to get more height when you jump.
Step 3: Jump with your left leg as you swing your right leg , both arms , and upper body UP to get maximum height.
Step 4: Really drive that right heel up and once your body is inverted drive it down.
Step 5:Land with the right foot
1. You will likely aerial the same way you cartwheel or round off. (so you will go the same direction and jump and land on the same feet as you cartwheel)
2. Flexibility will help with this flip. Especially theses stretches : Splits and pike stretch
Super FAST Progression Steps
*Note I put progression steps for 2 styles of aerial, the ninja style and regular straight style. Pick which ever one is more comfortable for you.
Style 1: Ninja Aerial
1. Learn your cartwheel
2. Do a one-handed cartwheel or b-kick
3. Do a B-kick
4. Invert the B-kick more - so it becomes a martial arts aerial.
Style 2: Regular Aerial
1. Perform a round off
2.Run and attempt the aerial form, place your hands down for support.
3. Perform a nice straight aerial, without hands.
Congratulations you are now a NINJA Rockstar! Go out and show the world!