FAI Tutsdays

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Every Tuesday, we will feature a different tutorial. All props considered.

July 21 2015

Tutsday Fancy Poi Tricks w/ Keith Marshall

By | July 21st, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjPhS-p-sCg Hey there folks! It is time for this week’s entry of the Flow Arts Institute’s tutorial series, TUTSDAY!! This week we have dug into the archives to find this gem from FireDrums 2013.  The amazing Keith Marshall shows us how to add movement and character to poi tossing.  Keith hails from Scotland and [...]

Tutsday: H-Staff Demo

By | July 14th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVkcZhG9TgE Hey there folks! It is Tuesday and you know what that means!  Yes, that is right. It is time for this week’s edition of the Flow Arts Institute’s tutorial series, Tutsday! This week we have a relatively new prop, The H- Staff, brought to you by Ken Hill and the fine folks over [...]

Tutsday: Spin Fans Like Staffs

By | July 7th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2VtgOrLJ4E Hello again everybody! We are back with this week’s entry of the Flow Arts Institute’s Tutsday series!  This week we have Sassy Cassie from Atlanta, GA, teaching a recap on her workshop at FLAME 2014, How to Spin Fans Like Double Staves. Let’s begin! Cassie begins by demonstrating the orientation of the fans. [...]

June 23 2015

Tutsday | Drex Inspins and Pendulums

By | June 23rd, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2DvXYwptWo This week’s edition of the Flow Arts Institute’s Tutsday series is brought to you by one of the most popular poi spinners on the Internets, Ben Drexler!  His extensive tutorial collection is a testament to this man’s love for poi. In the video recap of the technique he taught in a class at [...]

Tutsday– Together Time Opposite Direction

By | June 16th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlzVmzxwxow This week’s tutsday is the last of the foundation pieces for the Vulcan Tech Gospel which is a notation style for spinning developed by Noel Yee et. al. Noel shows us and explains that Together Time Opposite Direction which can be abbreviated as Tog-Opp is when both hands move in opposite directions but [...]

Tutsday: What the heck is Anti-Spin?

By | June 9th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvfNtv1UpvI The concept of anti-spin is not prop specific. This concept explains an object’s rotation in relationship to your manipulating body part, usually the hand or the arm. When an object is moving in a circle, “anti-spin” is used to describe the object rotating in a direction opposite its movement. In simple terms, the [...]

Tutsday- Wrist Warmup for Flow Artists w/ Andrew Knight

By | June 2nd, 2015|FAI Tutsdays, Flow Arts Life Hacks|

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yunMd-Fvw&feature=youtu.be   Andrew Knight is a Yoga Alliance instructor and multi prop flow artist.  In this video, he presents some key wrist warmups for flow artists of all sorts. Stretching before spinning can increase flexibility, increase strength and most importantly prevent injury. These stretches can be done either sitting or standing depending on your [...]

May 20 2015

Tutsday 5/19/15 Buzzsaw Weave

By | May 20th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLAR5MQGvTk Zan Moore  is known for his expertise in the theory and technique of poi and staff spinning, Zan has given workshops around the U.S. and abroad. Here he presents to you the Buzzsaw Weave. This is a 3 Beat weave that travels through the space between  your arms. This move is done in [...]

Tutsday: Timing and Direction for Flow Artists & Fire Spinners

By | May 12th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybhuyl4UcIc Flow Artists, when using two props at the same time, us the terms timing and direction to refer to the relationship that the props have to one another and the visual aesthetic that they create. In short, timing and direction describe the four fundamental ways to spin your props. When spinning two props, [...]

Point Isolations and Hybrids from Aaron Hall

By | May 5th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68-vTyQ33wE Aaron Hall is a fantastic spinner from Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  He recaps a fairly useful trick that he presented during his workshop at Kinetic Fire. He breaks down the concept of a Point Isolation with your poi, but obviously, you can extend these principles to clubs, double staffs, and perhaps even mini hoops! [...]

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