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Learning Acrobatic Moves


Hi friends!

Im still new to the combat scene. I have been training BJJ and boxing for about 2 years now.

Im always looking for an edge, and I was looking into incorporating some acrobatic moves into my training. I understand that flashy back flips etc will not replace the basics, but I was thinking about doing some acrobatic moves for 5-10 minutes after my strength sessions at the gym. Im hoping that this will improve my athleticism and I may possibly find some movements useful in my future combat training.

I was thinking that I would like to learn how to do a cartwheel first. Im 6’2, 205 lbs, and have never cartwheeled before. Anybody can give me some tips? Anyone else have any experience in this type of training? Im not too sure on how to go about it.