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145: Circus Training

The time I (almost) joined the circus.

Jeremy Finch
Jeremy Finch
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145: Circus Training

As a child, I loved the circus:
The risk, the humor, the athleticism, the timeless all-ages performance magic etc.

I remember obsessively watching old VHS circus recordings to study the craft.

In my late teens and early twenties, I (re)discovered a love of acrobatics.

Handbalancing, in particular, became my passion.

Shout out to Micah (base)

Below are some other clips from what was likely my peak gymnastics and acrobatics training era (2009-10). At this point, I was mostly self-taught - training with friends.

Alas, I think I started training two decades too late to ever make it professionally.


30 sec video

At time of publishing, I am in my late 30s.

As I watch these clips now, I think :
There's no way my body could do this stuff today!

It's shocking to look back and see how one's movement interests and abilities evolve over time. I mean, it wasn't that long ago that I was just learning how to walk.

It's amazing how time flies.

Related :

104: Leaping Cats
A slow motion movement study.
012: Chapter Titles
Six dance clips from a 2015 film.
136: Movement Framework
A simple model for exercise / fitness.
038: Cats and Toast
Exploring the buttered cat paradox.
119: Fitness and Longevity
On the value of positive examples.
013: Handstands (Part I)
An introduction to handbalancing.
142: Wrists and Hands (II)
Hands: Some advanced variations.

Catch you on the flippity flip.

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