This workshop will focus on the fundamental techniques for safe and effective training of aerial straps, though most exercises will greatly increase your power and control on other apparatus. Students will start with a set of exercises designed to prehab and strengthen the shoulders and then cover fundamental skills like: beats, meathook, inverted straddle, nutcracker, croc, support, flag, and side balance. The end of the workshop will focus on 2 and 1-arm spinning using the dynamic technique of flares to invert to different positions.
This workshop will be beneficial for beginners on straps as well as aerial artists who work on other apparatus, but want to work on skills like beats/meathooks/reverse meathooks and strength.
Prerequisites: safe inversions of any kind (straddle-up, tuck-up, pike-up) 1-arm hangs with engaged shoulder for 15 seconds, and 20 second wall handstand or 1-minute plank.
Workshop teacher Aaron Koz is a traveling movement and circus coach previously based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his teaching career teaching parkour when he was 18. He started at Circus Warehouse’s intensive program, and has studied under different coaches in SF, Montreal, and Mexico. His circus teaching career began in San Francisco, and since then he has taught nationally and internationally. He draws from his academic background in neuroscience and psychology to augment his work as an instructor. He believes that being a teacher means forever reaching for better ways to teach so more recently he has collaborated heavily with physical therapists to help augment and structure his teaching offerings.
Registration is essential as spaces are limited. Contact Damara: email@example.com or 021 216 2456