13 Qajaasaarneq

allunaat tamaasa tigullugit

 (KHY-YAH-SAR-NUCK)

Qajaasaarneq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Variations:

Saamik Siumut Left, Forwards 3 points
Saamik Tunumut Left, Backwards 3 points
Talerpik Siumut Right, Forwards 3 points
Talerpik Tunumut Right, Backwards 3 points

Set Up

  1. Stand in between the ropes facing an anchor.
  2. Grip the ropes at your hips.
  3. Support your body weight on your hands and bring your legs up between the ropes. Next, wrap your legs out over the ropes. (This can also be done one leg at a time.)
  4. Cross your ankles and pinch your knees.
  5. Grip the rope just in front of your knees with one hand, thumb out.
  6. Grip the rope behind you as close to your back/butt as possible, thumb out.
  7. Drop your butt low in the ropes.

 

Directions – Forward

  1. Pinch your knees together throughout this move.
  2. Extend your upper body out over the side to begin the rotation.
  3. Once upside down, rotate your hips to begin righting the ropes. Your upper body will be extended out away from the ropes at this point.
  4. Pull on the ropes with both hands and tuck close to the ropes as you finish the rotation.
  5. Slide your head over your knee to finish the move back in the starting position.

*This motion is very similar to a storm roll.

 

Directions – Backward

  1. Pinch your knees together throughout this move.
  2. Lean back and arch to begin the rotation.
  3. Once upside down, rotate your hips to begin righting the ropes. Your upper body will be extended out away from the ropes at this point.
  4. Pull on the ropes with both hands and tuck close to the ropes as you finish the rotation.
  5. Slide your head over your knee to finish the move back in the starting position.

*This motion is very similar to a reverse sweep roll.