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FLEX Poi Spinning & Poi Juggling How to Spin Poi Like a Circus Pro 4W3

Explosive Learning Jo Reynolds Life Skill Teachers
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,252)
In this class I will teach the basics of spinning poi. (Popular exercise in Hawaii and Thailand). The class will cover various techniques, such as proper posture, timing, & coordination, needed to spin and juggle poi like a professional.

Class experience

US Grade 10 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Poi Spinning & Juggling
Get started with the basics of poi spinning and juggling, including history, different types of poi, and an introduction to safety and technique.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Mastering Basic Movements
Learn and practice fundamental movements such as weaves, flowers, and butterflies, focusing on proper posture, timing, and coordination.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Advancing Your Skills: Juggling with Poi
Combine spinning and juggling for advanced routines and transitions. Begin to develop your unique performance style.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Building Endurance for Performances
Techniques and exercises to build and maintain the stamina necessary for longer spinning sessions and complex routines.
This class is taught in English.
Understand the basics of poi spinning and juggling, including proper posture, timing, and coordination.
Be able to safely and correctly hold and spin the poi, and avoid common mistakes.
Be able to perform basic poi spinning movements such as weaves, flowers, and butterflies.
Learn to combine spinning and juggling for more advanced routines and transitions.
Build the stamina and endurance needed for long poi spinning sessions.
Learn how to match poi spinning movement with music, and how to create a synchronized performance.
Learn how to create a choreographed poi spinning routine and how to perform in front of an audience.
Be able to perform various tricks and more advanced moves
Be equipped with the knowledge and skills to continue practicing and developing poi spinning and juggling at home.

Overall, the class aims to provide students with a solid foundation in the circus art form of poi spinning and juggling, and empower them with the knowledge and skills to perform basic movements and patterns, and continue to develop their skills with the poi spinning and juggling.i proficiently without hurting themselves and how to enjoy a new activity that is artistic and creative. 
Jonathan has been a martial arts expert since the age of 9. From the age of 16 he worked with various circus teams where he learned many skills. He has travelled the world performing for audiences including Formula 1 events, royalty and international superstars. He is a fully insured fire performer with many skills including bubbleology, staff spinning, juggling and stilt walking, to name but a few. 

As a serial entrepreneur who founded three successful companies before the age of 30, my drive to succeed in life began in my teens when I realised the power of positive motivation. I was lucky enough to have a good mentor who guided me through the intricacies of financial management which helped me to understand the value of money, how to identify and seize opportunities to make money and how to manage an investment portfolio. 

He holds a Bachelors degree and also teaches conversational English to children and adults across the world.
Homework Offered
Each week, there will be approximately 20 - 30 minutes of homework assigned to help participants develop and apply the ideas taught in class to their own lives.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
We will make our first practice poi, and you will need the following:

1 pair of long (colorful) cotton socks - they need to be the kind that you can pull up to your knee and without any holes.
2 x tennis balls

Students will need a set of poi for the class and to practice with. If you have never bought poi before and are unclear which is right for you, please contact me and I will advise. The poi you buy or make will depend on your height and the types of tricks you are looking to learn. This will be explained in more detail during the class. 

It might also be good to have a few different types of poi to play with to help you decide which you prefer, but these are optional. 
The student will need space to spin. If you are taking this class inside please make sure the ceiling is high enough for you not to hit it, I recommend a minimum ceiling height of 9 foot or more. 

The same goes for the space around you. Please make sure you have enough space to move around and spin your poi without hitting anything. This space should be approximately 8x8 feet. 

If you can I would suggest taking this class in as spacious an area as possible; gardens and garages are great.

If you have limited space, not to worry, I will teach students much smaller tricks that don't need so much space. These are core skills and can be scaled up, so they're good to practice later in a more spacious area.  

Please note there are risks involved with this activity, including injury if the student hits themselves with the equipment while practicing. To limit this risk, the equipment/poi we use initially to practice are made out of tennis balls and socks so the student can learn without any real injury. (They may hit themselves in the head a few times with the tennis balls while learning, as everyone does.) I, the teacher, will not be responsible for any damage or personal injury caused by the student during or after this class.  

Just so it is very clear, I will not be including the use of fire in this class. I will not be teaching any tricks with fire in this class. Working with fire is very dangerous. I will cover this and explain why they must become master spinners before they can ever think about working with fire. 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,252)
Explosive Learning specialises in Life Skills classes that:

* Develop essential life skills rarely taught in schools
* Improve wellbeing by helping make kids happy and active
* Increase confidence through performance skills
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4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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