Learn fundamental techniques for safe and effective training of aerial straps that will improve your power and control across all apparatuses. Straps are fun. Students warm up using a set of exercises designed to prehabilitate and strengthen the shoulders, then cover fundamental static positions on straps (meathook, inverted straddle, nutcracker, croc, support, flag, and side balance). Straps are fun.
The end of the workshop will focus on 2 and 1-arm spinning using the dynamic technique of flares to invert to different positions. I swear straps are fun.
This workshop will be beneficial for aerial artists who want to improve their spinning technique, meathooks/reverse-meathooks, roll-ups, and other skills on any apparatus. No straps experience required.
Prerequisites: 2 arm inversions of any kind (straddle-up, tuck-up, pike-up). 1-arm hangs with engaged shoulders for 10-20 seconds (or 2-arm for 30), and 20-30 second wall handstand or 45-second plank.
*All payments are non-refundable but may be converted into Aerial Artique account credit (minus a $15 processing fee) if cancellation is received more than 72 hours before the workshop.
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Aaron Koz is a traveling movement and circus coach and co-author of The Aerial Spinning Reference Guide. He completed his undergrad in neuroscience and is a certified Born to Fly provider (available for online mentorship and strength programming. Moving from Washington, D.C. to NYC, he started at Circus Warehouse’s intensive program and since has studied under elite coaches in SF, Montreal, and Mexico. He draws from his background in neuroscience to augment his work as a coach and personal trainer and collaborates heavily with physical therapists to help augment and structure his teaching offerings. He has performed and taught internationally in places like Ireland (Irish Aerial Dance Festival) and Saudi Arabia. Aaron currently works part-time as Physical Therapy Technician for ACRO Physical Therapy with Angie Prescott, DPT, CSCS (co-author of The Aerial Spinning Reference Guide), and teaches regular classes/lessons in the DC area.