Tumbling, also known as ‘power tumbling’ is a trampoline sporting discipline which combines skills of Artistic Gymnastics with those of Trampolining. Tumbling, which originated for entertaining purposes, is now a codified sport that is regulated and judged using specific equipment. One of many Gymsports, Tumbling is governed by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG).
Competitors, both male and female, perform two passes, each containing eight skills on a 25 meter long track. Passes usually start with a round-off or barani, followed by a series of back handsprings and/or whips, ending in a somersaulting skill. In competition, only hands and feet are allowed to make contact with the floor, with athletes judged on a combination of execution and difficulty value.
A Collaborative Approach
Gymnastics NSW has partnered with Kachan School of Tumbling and Performance to form a High Performance Program. Having led the way for a number of years with a continuous flow of development athletes and results throughout all levels and international competition, the aim of the partnership is to work closely together to support the continued success, ensuring a strong underpinning development pathway and backing of the elite athletes.
Build the states capacity to achieve at an international level by developing and maintaining a talent identification program and junior squads to support athletes for the future.
Increase the performance level of elite athletes by providing a range of support services.
Produce athletes achieving podium finished at international benchmark events.
Contribute to Gymnastics Australia High performance outcomes by producing athletes that are competitive at an international standard.
Kachan School of Tumbling & Performance
KSTP is the country’s most prominent Tumbling school. As a centralized program, the high performance squad is leading the way not just in Australia but around the world, recording some very strong results at World Age Group Championships. (WAGC)
From 2013 when they began competing at WAGC, they have brought medals home each time. A silver in 2013, gold in 2015, gold in Tumbling and silver in Double Mini Trampoline (DMT) in 2017 and in 2018 they brought home the top four medals for the country, gold & 2 silvers in Tumbling and gold in DMT.
KSTP is actively involved in working with Gymnastics Australia to improve and develop courses for coaches in the area of Tumbling. Their equipment is the most sophisticated in the country and has been hired by Gymnastics Australia and Gymnastics NSW for competitions and events. KSTP is honored to play a role in the reputation of tumbling not only in Australia but the World.
The club is family owned, located in the community hall at Windsor District Baptist Church, 739 George Street, Windsor.
Kachan School of Tumbling and Performance, Rebecca Kachan
0435 155 834
Gymnastics NSW Tumbling High Performance, Sam Palmer
0420 381 439