Aaron Koz Sign Up Deadline

September 1st Deadline

Aaron is a travelling instructor. He requires a minimum number of sign ups to make the trip to Charleston. Please sign up before September 1st so that we can guarantee his visit.


Aerial Inversion Clinic

Saturday 10/13, 12:30 – 3:00pm

In collaboration with Jennifer Freeman, PT (practicing and research faculty at Mercer University in Atlanta) this workshop focuses on safe progressions to go from the ground to the air, and from inverting on two to one arm, with a movement screen, an investigation into good body mechanics as well as different functional training tools, exercises and techniques to get your butt over your head. This clinic will include both teaching cues and training tools beneficial for anyone from a beginner wishing to deepen their understanding to coaches interested in learning how to recognize when a student is displaying signs of potential movement dysfunction.

Prerequisites: Anyone is welcome as it is primarily a theory-based workshop (and anyone can watch and learn), though it is strongly encouraged attendees have inversions of any kind.

Early Bird pricing: $60 before Sept 1, $75 on or after Sept 1.

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Quest for the Press Handstand

Saturday 10/13, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Want a handstand press (straddle, pike, side, or split)? This workshop will cover the theory and practice needed to progress over time and gain a press handstand. Participants will be given tools needed to approach their challenge to press handstands on their own, whether the limitation is compression, flexibility, or strength. No matter your skill level participants will given the tools and programming to overcome barriers to their unlocking their press handstand.

Prerequisites: Full body weight bearing on hands, no wrist/elbow/shoulder/spinal injuries. Endurance of a 1 minute in plank or handstand.

Early bird price: $50 before Sept 1, $60 on or after Sept 1.

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Aerial Straps Level 1

Sunday 10/14, 10:00am – 12:00pm

This workshop will focus on the fundamental techniques for safe and effective training of aerial straps, though most exercises will greatly increase your power and control on other apparatus. We will warm up our shoulders and core using a set of exercises designed to pre-habilitate and strengthen the shoulders. The fundamental skills students will cover are static positions (meathook, inverted straddle, nutcracker, croc, support, flag, and side balance). The end of the workshop will focus on 2 and 1-arm spinning using the dynamic technique of flares to invert to different positions.
This workshop will be beneficial for aerial artists who work on other apparatuses.

Prerequisites: Safe and controlled inversions of any kind (straddle-up, tuck-up, pike-up) 1-arm hangs with engaged shoulder for 15 seconds, and 20 second wall handstand or 45 second plank.

Early bird price: $55 before Sept 1, $65 on or after Sept 1.

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Aaron Koz is a traveling movement and circus coach previously based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his teaching career teaching parkour when he was 18. He started at Circus Warehouse’s intensive program, and has studied under different coaches in SF, Montreal, and Mexico. His circus teaching career began in San Francisco, and since then he has taught nationally and internationally. He draws from his academic background in neuroscience and psychology to augment his work as an instructor. He believes that being a teacher means forever reaching for better ways to teach so more recently he has collaborated heavily with physical therapists to help augment and structure his teaching offerings.

Other events starting soon:

Sling Choreography Mini-Series
Wednesday, Sep. 4

Youth 6 Week Series (Fall 2019)
Monday, Sep. 9

Aerial Hoop FUNdamentals
Thursday, Sep. 12

Intro to Aerial Series: Starts 9/23/19
Monday, Sep. 23

Chris Gatti Handstand Workshops
Saturday, Sep. 28

Intro to Aerial Rope Mini-Series
Monday, Oct. 7

Aerial Chair Mini-Series
Tuesday, Oct. 22