Taken from Chapter 3 of
An Instructional DVD by Peachysteve
The thumb circle is often overlooked but it's one of those things which can be a key transition move
or even an essential part of more complex moves like 3 beat weaves.
As you'd expect, you'll find it in both horizontal and vertical movements.
It's particularly relevant for hoop swinging.
The move I'll show here is a great introduction to the thumb circle and ideal for practising both hands in both directions.
|I'm starting with outward hand circles on my right hand
I'll go into outward thumb circles.
|In the hand circle my fingers are inside the hoop
with my thumb at right angles behind the hoop.
|As the hoop starts to rise I bring my thumb inside the hoop.
|As the hoop contacts the bottom of my thumb I lift my fingers
bringing them upright, behind the hoop.
|I'm then doing thumb circles.
|To return to hand circles, I wait for the hoop to rise.
|Then bring my fingers down and turn my thumb back behind the hoop.
|Here you can see the move run.
Remember to learn this with each hand in both directions.
|Here is front view of the above thumb circle.
|And a left hand inward thumb hand exchange.
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to return to
Front Facing Hand Passes
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to see Front Facing Hand Passes
with Hand/Thumb Circle Exchanges