Wednesday, June 6, 2007

My Cartwheel Needs Oil

I have been having this fear of Ceshoufan aka the cartwheel since I started training. At first, my excuse was that I just got over a shoulder surgery. My left shoulder was weak. It hurt. I couldn't do it. And then a year and a half went by. My old excuse doesn't apply anymore. Need to come up with a new one.... Or just try to do it better.

But why? Why do I fear Ceshoufan?

I think it's because the head upside down action. Or maybe it's the fact that I can't see what I was doing and where I was going. Or is it because I was deprived of toys when I was a kid?

Regardless, I need to cartwheel harder!
  • Keep my legs and arms straight (or try to.)

  • Try not to take steps between moves (but how do I balance and see where I'm going?)

  • Propel not with my arms but my legs and body.

  • etc...


  1. i don't mind ceshoufan on the one side, but i'm scared to death of the other. i have only tried it twice, and have fallen both times. must practice!

    i also figure that since shifu rarely bops anyone to KFK for ceshoufan, i can focus on improving the other stuff first before i try to tackle ceshoufan! :)

  2. i have the same thing going on with ceshoufan to only one side. i think it's time to try the other side, however unsteady i feel. i do feel like i am going to collapse & maybe falling will get me past it! i hope to see you both on thursday since i need to train with a vengeance! cursed work!
    oh how was swim party last night?

  3. My left side ceshoufan needs some WD-40 as well. I try to start my arms/hands in the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock position and really push off my back leg so I can get momentum. For going straight I place my starting hand in front of my starting foot. Still my left side isn't as fast as I want it to be ... guess more practice.