Rick Tew's NinjaGym Online Cartwheel Lesson

Cartwheel and Sideways Handspring

How to do Cartwheel and Sideways Handpring in the Martial Arts

Designed to teach the practitioner additional body maneuvering skills and gymnastics. Used in combat for escape and evasion. Cartwheels can be used to go from cover to cover, escaping an incoming attack, going with the flow of an attack or broadening the distance between oneself and an attacker.

Facing sideways leap in the facing direction onto both hands

Kick legs up and over your head, maintain the balance until the legs land

End in a protective stance

One arm cartwheel

Designed to teach the student additional body maneuvering skills and gymnastics.Used in combat for escape and evasion.

Facing sideways leap in the facing direction onto the lead or rear hand

Kick the legs up and over maintaining the balance until the legs land

End in a protective stance

Knee level cartwheel

Designed to teach the student additional body maneuvering skills and gymnastics.Used in combat for escape and evasion.

Start on your knees facing sideways

Lean your body in the direction of the technique and place the lead hand down

Kick rear leg up as you spring onto lead arm and place the right for assistance

Come up into a handstand and follow through with a cartwheel

Applications:

  • Kicking up into opponent while cartwheeling away (Hands or face)
  • kicking head while cartwheeling from side to side
  • Looking with eyes the whole time you cartwheel
  • Cartwheel from your knees
  • One handed cartwheel
  • Moving behind one object to another (looking through doorway)
  • Picking up objects
  • Creating distance from opponent

by Rick Tew

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About the author:

Rick Tew is an internationally acclaimed Sensei or teacher in the martial arts and founder of CMS – College of Martial Science and NinjaGym. He runs Live-In Short and Long term Martial Arts Training and Adventure Camps in California and Thailand.

Utilizing the martial arts as a gateway to excellence, he created his personal development programs. His courses are for everyone who wants to integrate mind, body, and spirit to access his or her true potential.

Rick Tew’s Winjitsu, The Mental Martial Art System for Success, has helped his students to overcome their fear and become successful in what they love and passionate about.

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