Handmade Hoops by Peachysteve

Hooping Around Arm And Neck

Taken from Chapter 2 of
An Instructional DVD by Peachysteve


The next thing to learn is to hoop around your neck with one arm pointing up through the hoop.
The difficulty here is that the hoop has little support when going around the arm so tends to fall or lose momentum.
What we need to do is provide extra momentum as the hoop travels around the arm.

This is slightly different for each arm so I'll start with Arm One.

As the hoop circles toward your armpit, draw back a little and then as it makes contact, push forward.
All the movement comes from the shoulderblade.
Hooping around arm and neck
For Arm Two you need to push the hoop backward as it comes onto your shoulderblade
and then push forward as the hoop comes round under your arm.

When hooping on any part of the body it helps if you can constantly put energy into the hoop by pushing against it.
As you work on new parts of the body you need to build up sensitivity so that you can feel the hoop and develop motor skills in order to respond to the hoop in a timely fashion.

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