Since 2008, we have been teaching adults how to tumble in our adult gymnastic classes. We have a wonderful 8000 sq ft facility four minutes from Bethnal Green tube station in London E2.
One of the moves that our adult gymnasts want is the back tuck. Which is great. It’s not over complex, but its performance is often interrupted by fear.
Obviously the learning process begins with the backward roll and is developed by various jump and tuck drills. As with all tumbling the stronger the jump, the better the move. The only draw back is that fear makes most people:
a) cut the jump short
b) throw their heads back
c) open way to early
This back tuck drill (once rehearsed a bit) makes the learner independent of the teacher, offers safe support if it all goes wrong, but crucially, allows the learner to build confidence
For more information about our tumbling, and gymnastic strength classes , where we teach you how to perform the front and back lever, nail the handstand and start work on the human flag , do check out our information page. You may also note that there is a free trial on at the moment!