Video Games Tutorials and News - How To Do 5 Cool Walkovers In 5 Minutes. Front And Back Walkover Tricks
Not only are you going to be able to learn these tricks today but also have the chance to win cash prizes by learning them because I have partnered up with the Compete app, which is a social media platform with lots of fun challenges you can enter, so I'm currently hosting a walkover challenge on the app which will be open until September 12th, where you can have the chance to win cash by uploading a article of your best walkovers, or even just voting for your favorite entry after watching this tutorial. Of course, it's completely free and available on IOS and Android, so let's go ahead and get started.
How to do a valdez
If you're learning the Valdez, you should already be able to do a back walkover, so if you can't do one. The first step is to sit down with the leg that you normally kick over first in your back walkover and the other leg bent.
Bend so that your shin is perpendicular to the ground. The arm on the side of the bent leg should be behind you with your palm flat on the ground, and the other arm should be out in front like this, in line with your straight leg. Once you're in the sitting position, practice pushing up into a back bend.
When going up into the back bend, make sure that you're rotating your hand that starts on the ground. The next step is to add a kick over from your back bend, Foreign. Once you can do the kick over, practice pushing up into your back bend from the seated position while keeping your straight leg lifted up from the ground.
Finally, push off of the bent leg to kick over and do a full Valdez.
How to do a seesaw walkover
To do what I like to call a seesaw but can also be known as a tick tock, you're going to need to be able to do a front walkover into a back bend and also a back bend kickover. The next step is to do the front walkover into a back bend, keeping one leg lifted in the air. Once you can do that, practice kicking off the leg that's on the ground to go back up to standing.
The next step is to add those two motions together, so, as soon as your first foot hits the ground, try to push off of it to kick over. Finally, you can repeat that motion as many times as you would like to do the seesaw.
How to do a front walkover split
The next one is a little bit trickier. It's called a front walkover split, so to do this one you already need to be able to do the full splits as well as arch back in your splits.
If you can't do the splits, I'll leave you with my split stretching challenge. If you have long hair, I recommend putting it up in a bun for this trick, because if not, you'll probably land on it when trying to slide into your splits. I definitely learned that the hard way. Next, practice doing a front walkover into a back bend.
Once you can do that, try to keep one leg lifted in the air like we did for the seesaw. From your background, Place both feet on the ground, leaving your bottom foot in the same spot, and then try to roll over your bottom foot to slide into a split. Next, add those three steps all together. For this one, there are two different options, so you should be able to do either a front walkover or a back walkover, depending on if you want to learn a front walkover switch or a back walkover switch.
You should also be able to do at least a brief handstand. I'm going to start with the back walkover version, so the first step is to practice placing your ankles together mid back walkover. Once you can do that, try switching which leg is in front when your legs are together, then remove the connection in the middle to do a back walkover switch.
If you want to do a front walkover switch, repeat those exact same steps except going forward.
How to do a one hand front walkover
If you can already do a front walkover, this next one is super simple. Start like you're about to go into a front walkover, except place the arm closest to the leg in front out parallel to the ground. Keeping your arms in this position, practice kicking up the back leg like you're about to go into a front walkover.
Finally, complete the walkover with your arm out to the side to do a one-handed front walkover. That's all five of the walkover variations, so I hope this article helped you learn them. I definitely recommend focusing on one of the walkovers at a time so that you can get the hang of it, and then once you've got that one down, you can always come back to this article to learn a new variation.
Don't forget if you want to enter my walk over contest.