one thing I thought about this morning was how I struggle to remember which way I should twist on a few moves. Now primarily thats because I haven’t discovered through repetition enough yet, but also there’s appears to be no right or wrong way (for my brain anyway). Example: generally I take off on flips and jumps by throwing up my strongest leg first (which happens to be my left leg) … good stuff, got it… lovely. So why do I cartwheel the other way? leading me to have to learn to sideflip the ‘wrong way’ if I want to do a r/o side sumi?
I can guess that the problem is the cartwheel… about how most of us learn them when really young… and before we’ve established a stronger or weaker leg… and even if I just do a cartwheel once every few years, that’s still enough to keep that rotation in our system.
But then what about twists? If i’m doing a front full twist on the tramp, then I throw my right arm across my chest… however a b-twist is thrown with my left arm across my chest. Now if I think about it, I can figure that a b-twist happens that way because I’m taking off on my strongest leg, so everything will follow afterwards, whereas a front full on the tramp has no ‘strongest leg’ to deal with, so why twist the (apparently) wrong way?
What all this does is create inconsistency in something that should (imo) be entirely natural. Now obviously I’m going the self taught route, so I know I’m not taking the same steps to progression that I should be taking. But I’m guessing a lot of people have the same problem. It would be nice to know ‘why’, and how to identify when and where its likely to happen, how it can be cured (if wanted) and how we can come to feel comfortable with the apparent mental conflict.