karatenasticsThis week in every class we will be helping you develop the gymnastics skills needed for extreme martial arts. Practicing proper fundamentals in gymnastics will allow you to proficiently perform extreme tricks and kicks.

1. Arm Strength: Many of the tricks rely on your ability to spring off your hands. The best way to prepare for this is to practice standing on your hands for as long as you can. Jackie Chan used to hold his hands stand on a chair for 3 Hours! As did everyone in the Chinese Opera school. If you can’t do a full hands stand yet. Practice against the wall, by walking your feet up the wall and stay there as long as you can.

2. Bridge: The next skill you can use to develop arm strength is the Bridge. Lay on your back, roll your arms back until your fingers point back at your shoulders. Then arch your back up as you walk your feet in. Hold this as long as you can.

AMERIKICK SUMMER FUN: Sign up for an Amerikick Camp and jump up a belt level

Amerikick University: Learn to teach, run a school and become a leader at Amerikick University Sat. Aug. 24th at Amerikick Marlton call 1-856-797-0300 for details.

AKL TOURNAMENTS -THIS SUNDAY JUNE 3rD BE THERE!

BLACK BELT SHOW: JUMPING, KICKING, BOARD BREAKING, Excitement! Sunday June 10th Collingswood NJ theater 2:30. Just 5 minutes from Ben Franklin Bridge. Call for tickets 1-856-797-0300