This blog is concerning teaching the Rajapalayam jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. One suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute least quantity of jumps that we recommend.
Teaching Your Rajapalayam jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach the Rajapalayam a plethora of exercises, drills, and skills with four jumps. 4 jumps will allow you to develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Rajapalayam jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Rajapalayam or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Rajapalayam Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and practice 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of exercises that you can try with your Rajapalayam. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of skills.
Teaching the Rajapalayam Double and Triple Jumps
Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Rajapalayams run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Rajapalayam is not prepared for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Rajapalayams.
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