What is a Rudi?

What is a Rudi?

British Gymnastics creates some great videos of high production quality with valuable information. This one is called What is a Rudi? and, well, it explains. Watch and learn! And, best wishes for all the British gymnasts competing next week, September 13-14, in the British Championships in Echo Arena in Liverpool. What is a Rudi we […]

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Trampoline is Universal: Part 1

Trampoline is Universal: Part 1

Learning ballet is ideal to enhance any athlete’s performance. It develops core strength, balance, line and grace. But, the quintessential activity to develop an athlete’s kinesthetic awareness, bar none, is trampoline. Ballet is to grace as trampoline is to awareness. Every sport that involves acrobatics requires trampoline training to achieve success economically. Artistic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, acrobatic skiing, […]

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Old Rules

Old Rules

If you click the button link below, you’ll see a routine uploaded to Facebook by a friend of 1966 and 1970 Men’s World Trampoline Champion, Wayne Miller. Watch closely. It was impressive. But, did you notice anything unusual? Besides the 1 1/2 twisting 1 3/4 back? The repeats? Repeats were allowed back then. Sure. Did […]

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Igor Challenge

Igor Challenge

Continuing the subject of prodigies, I don’t know if USSR gymnast Igor Galimbatovski was a child prodigy, but most would assume that he was. If you have ever seen his 1986 trampoline routine performed at the World Trampoline Championships in Paris, France, you would be impressed. Performing five triples in a row and two Millers, he broke […]

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Chinese Prodigies

Chinese Prodigies

2008 Olympic Trampoline Gold Medalist He Wenna must have noticed Monday’s post about one of trampoline’s first child prodigies, Judy Wills. Yesterday, she posted a couple of great videos on her Instagram page featuring two (of perhaps many) Chinese prodigy gymnasts. These two gymnasts have certainly mastered the art of technique and form at a very […]

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5-Time World Champ Judy Wills at 13

5-Time World Champ Judy Wills at 13

Just published to YouTube is a rare video of the future 5-time World Trampoline Champion Judy Wills Cline. It was filmed in the Nissen gym in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1961, when she was 13 years-old and three years before winning her first World title. She was clearly a prodigy. Only men were as advanced at […]

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2015 US Trampoline & Tumbling Champions Crowned

2015 US Trampoline & Tumbling Champions Crowned

June 27, 2015, Greensboro, NC – Saturday night the Greensboro Coliseum Complex was the center of the American gymnastics world as the final day of Senior competition at the USAG National Gymnastics Championships took place for Trampoline and Tumbling gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymastics and Acrobatic Gymnastics. A deep field of World Champions and medalists fought to claim […]

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USAG Nationals: Seniors Day 2

June 26, Greensboro, NC – Wedged between beautiful rhythmic and acrobatics gymnastics routines at this 2015 USAG National Gymnastics Championships multi-sport event, the fight for the Senior level trampoline title began, and the road to the 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships. One thing is for certain, selecting the national team for Worlds this year […]

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USAG Nationals: Seniors Day 1

USAG Nationals: Seniors Day 1

Greensboro, NC – The USAG is hosting it’s annual multi-sport National Championships. The lively event attracts nearly 2000 gymnasts from around the country and includes trampoline and tumbling sports, rhythmic gymnastics and acrobatic sports. The first full day of Senior qualifications trampoline events, June 25th, included tumbling and double mini-tramp and ended with a quite a […]

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European Games: Russia Strikes Gold

European Games: Russia Strikes Gold

Russia won all four trampoline events of the First European Games this weekend in Baku, Azerbaijan when finals wrapped yesterday, June 21st, in both the Individual and Synchronized events. For the 2012 Olympic Silver medalist, Dmitri Ushakov, and fellow countryman Yana Pavlova, it was two golds a piece. In a very tight competition, both Russian gymnasts performed strong enough to beat […]

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