Freestyle Connection

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  • Freestyle Adventures with The Modern Gypsies Pt.1

    As Eric and John of The Modern Gypsies prepare for their next Compassionate Adventure, they spend a morning with Coach Carl to learn how to apply techniques gained in the training room to the outdoors.

    In this first video, Carl, Eric and John introduce themselves and start with a quick warm up before moving on to some skill transfer exercises.

  • Freestyle Adventures with The Modern Gypsies Pt.2

    As Eric and John of The Modern Gypsies prepare for their next Compassionate Adventure, they spend a morning with Coach Carl to learn how to apply techniques gained in the training room to the outdoors.

    In this video, Carl continues with John and Eric on more warm-up movements, focusing on good setup positions while exploring ways to resist rotation.

  • Freestyle Adventures with The Modern Gypsies Pt.3

    As Eric and John of The Modern Gypsies prepare for their next Compassionate Adventure, they spend a morning with Coach Carl to learn how to apply techniques gained in the training room to the outdoors.

    In this video, Carl works with John and Eric to focus on maintaining positioning and stability while working on more ways to resist rotation.

  • Freestyle Adventures with The Modern Gypsies Pt.4

    As Eric and John of The Modern Gypsies prepare for their next Compassionate Adventure, they spend a morning with Coach Carl to learn how to apply techniques gained in the training room to the outdoors.

    In this video, Carl works with John and Eric to build up rotational strength and range of motion with some knees to elbows - with a twist.

  • Freestyle in the Field with the Burpee Pt.1

    In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

    In this first video, Carl and Richard analyze standing and prone positions and applies the Burpee movements to help Richard move between the positions quickly and efficiently.

  • Freestyle in the Field with the Burpee Pt.2

    In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

    In this second video, Carl and Richard continue to practice and analyze the application of the Burpee with more load by using a weighted vest. Carl and Richard also uses some Freestyle thinking apply the Burpee skill transfer by maneuvering into a kneeling position quickly and efficiently.

  • Freestyle in the Field with the Candlestick Roll Pt.1

    In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

    In this video, Carl and Richard discuss options to get from the lying position onto their feet quickly and efficiently by using the Candlestick Roll.

  • Freestyle in the Field with the Candlestick Roll Pt.2

    In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

    In this video, Carl and Richard discuss options to get from the lying position onto their feet quickly and efficiently by using the Candlestick Roll. This time, more skill will be required as Richard attempts the movement again under load with a weighted vest to simulate gear and equipment.

  • Freestyle in the Field with the Step Vault Pt.1

    In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

    In this first video, Carl and Richard practice moving over obstacles using the Step Vault, by freestyling elements of the support, lunge and step up, and hip extension in order to move and balance their center of mass smoothly and efficiently.

    Special thanks to Brian Orosco for the inspiration and guidance.

  • Freestyle in the Field with the Step Vault Pt.2

    In this series, Carl and Richard explore different Freestyle applications of gymnastics movements found in training to maneuvers on the field.

    In this first video, Carl and Richard practice moving over obstacles using the Step Vault, by freestyling elements of the support, pistol, and step down from a lunge in order to move and balance their center of mass smoothly and efficiently.

    Special thanks to Brian Orosco for the inspiration and guidance.