This post is concerning teaching the Kaikadi jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the least number of jumps recommended.
How to Teach Your Kaikadi to jump: Start with 4
You can teach the Kaikadi a plethora of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Kaikadi jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Kaikadi or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach the Kaikadi 8 Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can practice with your Kaikadi. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach the Kaikadi Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to work on. We’ve seen many Kaikadis run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Kaikadi is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Kaikadis.
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