The Kasamatsu vault is similar to the Tsukahara full twist. In the Kasamatsu vault, the body starts turning away from the horse from the quarter turned position in the pre-flight. For example, if the gymnast has done a left quarter turn to get onto the horse, the last push should happen from the right hand. Then, the body should turn to the left (away from the horse). This is the same direction as the first quarter turn in the pre-flight. The blocking action from the right shoulder should finish with the body facing forward. The first half turn action should already be completed at this point. If the gymnast does a front somersault and a half turn from here, the body will have completed a full twist. The gymnast should land facing the horse.
The gymnast should run towards the table and gradually increase their speed. Their last step before reaching the springboard should be long and low. They should jump on the springboard with tight knees and their legs together. Their hands should reach the table as fast as possible. Their first arm should be bent, with this hand rotated one quarter to the side. The second hand should be placed further away, depending on the gymnast’s speed. This wide armed method is essential for creating a better block and higher take-off. The body should reach a half turn position in the handstand, with an energetic block and whip. After the round-off, a back salto should follow before the gymnast’s landing. The knees should be bent in order to absorb the force from landing.
The gymnast should put their hands on the floor, perform a round-off and land sideways. They should then immediately rebound and execute a sideways straight jump.
Place a resi-mat at the end of a cheese-mat. Have the gymnast hurdle and place their hands onto the cheese-mat to perform a side round-off. The gymnast should land sideways on the resi-mat. This drill should be used to emphasize the block on the cheese-mat and post flight body position.
Set up a resi-mat towards the end of the tumble-track. Have the gymnast jump with their legs together and execute a round-off on the resi. The gymnast should land on the tumble track and rebound immediately to perform a side flip into the pit.
Put a cheese-mat on the edge of the floor by the foam pit. The gymnast should do a short run and hurdle round-off on the cheese mat. They should execute a side flip before landing in the pit.
This drill is the same as before, but instead of a cheese-mat, the gymnast should use a vault table. Perform this drill with a regular run and finish in the pit.
The gymnast should do a short run and hurdle round-off on a cheese-mat. They should execute a side flip with an additional ¼ turn before landing in the pit.
The gymnast should perform a side round-off on the table and land sideways on a resi-mat.
The gymnast should do a side round-off on the table. During their flight they should perform a ¼ turn out and land onto the resi-mat flat on their belly.
The gymnast should perform this drill on the tumble-track. They should jump with their legs together and place their hands on a resi-mat, performing a round-off. They should land on the tumble-track sideways, rebound and perform a front flip with a half turn in the pit.
The gymnast should do a side round-off on the table, executing a side flip and performing a ¼ turn before landing.
A double back full is a skill comprised of flipping and twisting. The gymnast must obtain coordination and experience in these two areas. An easy way to achieve these goals is by performing the skill on a trampoline. Learning the double back full on trampoline is relatively safe and easy. The drill should be executed so that the gymnast lands in a foam pit.
After the gymnast improves their twisting motion, they should perform the move in the pit with a cheese-mat.
This drill is the same as the one on the cheese-mat, but executed on the vault table instead.
When the gymnast gets familiar with the skill, raise the landing surface up to the level of the runway.
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