Any sport can be dangerous, especially when proper techniques are not taught. Remember teachers to teach your students to tuck their head forward toward the chest if they ever fall. If I didn’t tuck my head when I fell for the first time (and hopefully the last time) during silk training when I wrapped improperly for a drop, then I probably would have been paralyzed as well. Also it is good to ALWAYS train with a mat! Don’t allow yourself to get the attitude that you’ll never fall because you just never know. You could be the most skilled aerialist out there but if something is not rigged right, or something breaks, you’ll appreciate that mat a whole lot.
Its amazing how something so small can make such a difference. Tuck and roll on your shoulders. Continue reading “Practice Falling Correctly”