This blog is about teaching the Kintamani jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. A good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps suggested.
Teaching a Kintamani jumping: Start with 4
You can teach a Kintamani many exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Kintamani jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Kintamani or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be positioned in a lateral line, so that you could practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Kintamani 8 Jumps
Take the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can work on with your Kintamani. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of skills.
Teaching the Kintamani Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Kintamanis run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Kintamani is not prepared to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Kintamanis.
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