Here is an overview of the courses that should be offered as early as mid-September 2018. (Note that the program is likely to change depending on the number of registrants and the availability of training grounds.)
Workshop “Poussin”, Wednesday and Saturday afternoon
The “Poussin” workshop is aimed at children aged 3 to 5 years (accompanied by their parents) and proposes an introduction to the gyro with small wooden tops of a few hundred grams and short sticks (50 cm long), with a string.
Teen Top Course: 1 and 2 kg spinner, whip and short stick
The Teen course (from 12 years old) proposes to discover the practice of the Chinese spinner with spinning tops from 1 to 2 kg: Learn how to use the Whip and short stick (80 cm to 1 meter) to spin the gyro, learn how to throw the gyro and play with the left arm and the right arm.
Adult Spinning tops: 3-4 kg spinning top, whip and long stick
The adult spinning tops course offers the same learning as the Teen one, but this time we will work with 3 to 4 kg spinning tops, nylon whips and chain whips, as well as long sticks of one metre and fifty. After a few sessions, you will be able to choose the technique that suits you best: Nylon whip, chain whip or long stick, and work only this one.
Sports Spinning Top: 5 kg and over, long stick
The Sport Spinner course is aimed at all those who have followed at least one quarter of the adult tops course and will want to go further. This course, very physical, is a training on tops of 5 kg and more, with long sticks (one metre fifty). The best players will be selected to participate in the international Whip and tops competition held every two years in China (currently in talks with the International Federation).
Gyro on Plate course : 3 or 4 kg spinner, short stick
The course of gyro on plate, is aimed at all those who, after discovering the different techniques of games, prefer the short sticks. You will learn to play with 4 kg spinning tops on a steel tray of 45 cm in diameter with one and two sticks.
Teen Fitness Whip, flexible whip and chain whip
The Teen Whip Fitness Course (from 12 years) offers to discover the practice of the whip, with soft whips of 2.7 meters and whips chains of 750 g. One will learn the basic techniques, placement of the body, play left hand, right hand, sequence of some movements, group work in synchronized movements and maintenance of the whip. At the end of the first year of the course, the best players will be selected to participate in the international Whip and spinner competition held every two years in China (currently in talks with the International Federation).
Adult Fitness Whip, flexible whip and chain whip
The adult Fitness Whip course, offers the same learning as the teen course but targets an adult audience, with a little heavier whips: basic techniques, placement of the body, left hand game, right hand, sequence of some movements, group work in synchronized movements and maintenance of the whip.
Senior Workshop & Post stroke Rehabilitation, spinner and whip
The senior workshop is a fitness workshop for seniors, but also for people of all ages who are victims of stroke. It offers progressive fitness thanks to the regular practice of the gyro and/or the whip. This workshop will be coached by myself and Lin Hailei, Masseur – acupuncturist, graduate of the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Zhanjiang (China). For people with reduced mobility, the training track (currently under construction) is wheelchair accessible.
All materials, gyros, whips and sticks are provided by the Association for the duration of the course. However, you can buy your own equipment at a preferential rate through the association.
For more information on dates, rates and modalities, contact us!