Manchester Handstand Intensive with London School of Handbalance
Date: Saturday 9th September & Sunday 10th September 2023
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm (Same time both days and will also include a 30 minute break)
Location: CrossFit SCL, Craven Dr, Salford M5 3DJ
After great feedback on the last workshop the Handstand Movement is super excited to announce that @london_school_of_hand_balance_
a.k.a Master Sainaais coming back to Manchester to host another 2 day handstand intensive.🤸🏼♂️🤸🏼♂️🤸🏼♂️🤸🏼♂️🤸🏼♂️
In this 2-day workshop, you will learn the foundational skills for perfecting the two-arm handstand. The workshops will be all about Practice, Practice, Practice. They are open to all levels and abilities! From beginners to expert handstanders, just come with an open mind, the willingness to try and be ready to spend a lot of time upside down.
From these 8 hours of intensive workshop and drills you will get foundations, tools and personal feedback to take your handstand practice to the next level wherever you start from. Great if you already practice, if you just started but also if you are a teacher looking to improve your spotting!
Please note this is an adults workshops so only over 18s can attend.
Saturday 9th September (10am-2pm)
This session will focus on the components of a handstand with exercises to help you understand the shape, both on the floor and on your hands. You’ll be working with a partner so you will also learn how to spot and correct someone else’s handstand. This session also includes flexibility exercises specific to handstands.
You will then move onto alignment work against the wall progressing into different handstand shapes. All exercises are aimed are improving your awarenesss in handstands.
Day 2 –
Sunday 10th September (10am – 2pm)
Practice makes it perfect. This session will continue to expand on the concepts explained on the previous day will many more drills and opportunities to practice fine-tuning your handstand. You will then move onto a handstand shapes such as tuck, half-tuck and straddle handstand. Each shape will be explored in depth with specific feedback to each participant on how to improve their handstand. For more seasoned practitioners, one hand variations will be offered.
- You do NOT need to be able to hold a freestanding handstand.
- You need to be able to kick up to the wall and hold for 20 seconds.
Sainaa – Founder of London School of Handbalance
Sainaa began his life in Mongolia 1972. He trained as an elite gymnast and after winning the national championship for two years, he retired from competitive gymnastics aged 18.
For the next 10 years he worked as a multi-skilled circus performer touring the world with Sukhbaatar troupe, circus krone, Blackpool tower circus and many other world famous circuses festivals and gala shows, specialising in tumbling, banquine, hand balancing and swinging trapeze.
In early 2000s Sainaa’s career lead him to teaching…He settle in London where he combined adult gymnastic coaching with key role at the UK’s most prestigious circus school: National Centre for Circus Arts where since 2004 he has been responsible for all Circus Arts degree students in Handstands and acrobatic techniques.
Handstand Addict and Founder of THM. Natalie has been helping people get upside down since she started the movement back in April 2020 and started coaching in person in May 2021. Since then she has had lots of experience with a variety of people at different stages of their handstand journey and helped them all learn the fundaments of a handstand and along with building their strength and confidence to perform one. Natalie is a self-declared handstand addict so be prepared for lots of enthusiasm! Natalie has trained with Sainaa in the past and will be assisting him in coaching over the weekend.
We are pleased to announce that the workshop will be held at the awesome Crossfit SCL In salford
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
You have the option to make an investment of £160 to participate in the Intensive for both days, or you can choose to invest £80 to attend a single day of your preference.
Places are limited so please ensure you book sooner rather than later.
We can’t wait to meet you all!