Foot Hooping Behind the Back Pass with BABZ

Foot Hooping Behind the Back Pass with BABZ

Check out the newest tutorial from Babz!!! She teaches you in slow motion how to do this awesome behind the back pass to your foot!!! We all know Babz. She’s been teaching us how to do hooping tricks for as long as we can remember. Babz is a great teacher. She slows down moves as well as shows them at all angles to help you better learn! Be sure to check out all of her great tutorials on...
Beginner Hoop Isolations: Step by Step Instruction

Beginner Hoop Isolations: Step by Step Instruction

Here are my tips that I teach my students in my classes. Here is how to do isolations and how to keep them controlled and “isolated” in the same spot. Isolations are very important to learn and are a pre-requisite for many tricks you will learn down the road. 1. Start on the floor, so that your hoop cannot fall downwards. 2. Practice in a mirror. Keep a body part in the exact center of your hoop circle. Such as your head. 3. Here’s the trickiest part, letting go and then re-gripping. See photos below. Also refer to #4.   4.  Do not let go of your hoop unless you are holding the top of your hoop! Only let go if you are in the blue area! See photo below. Keep your grip tight during the entire orange section. Picture the hoop as a steering wheel that is bolted solid and cannot move. It can only turn in the circle. (see step 5 & 6 below photo) 5. Now, try it standing up! You can use your other hand to place under the bottom of the hoop to prevent it from going downward. Then, take it away and just use your one hand to hold the hoop and isolate in the circle. Your arms are going to hurt, but that’s good news! That means you are making new muscles and will get toned arms! 6. Are you looking in the mirror? Is everything straight? No? Then refer back to the blue section of the hoop photo above. Are you only letting go at the blue section? Are you keeping a...
Hooping Tutorial: Reverse Escalator Wrap by Katie Emmitt

Hooping Tutorial: Reverse Escalator Wrap by Katie Emmitt

A variation on the reverse escalator (or circus start) trick. Rather than letting it fall behind your head and onto your shoulder, you are wrapping it lower around your shoulder and letting it go around your head and then down. Make sure to hold your arm in tight to your body while it wraps and extend your hand out by your waist to catch and pull it into position when it falls. Pre-requisites for this move: escalator and the reverse escalator (sometimes called circus start).  ...