FAI Instructor of the Month: June 2016

Congratulations to Wolf Bukiet, and Frank RopeDart Hatsis for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! Wolf: Tell Us A Little About Yourself. I grew up in New York City. After I graduated college, I spent two years in South America making jewelry and learning to spin fire. I spent the next eight years traveling. Today, I live in Brooklyn where …

FAI Instructor of the Month: May 2016

  Congratulations to Krisstina Hawks, and Matthew Sosticky for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! Krisstina Hawks: Tell Us A Little About Yourself. I put one foot in front of the other, working full-time doing menial work since I was 14. I put myself through community college by applying for and receiving grants. I have an associate’s degree in audio …

FAI Tutsday – Noel Yee – Vulcan Tech Gospel – VTG

Greetings! This week, we have one from Master Splinter himself, Noel Yee.  Noel is a veritable OG of the flow arts world.  Noel is heavily involved with the Flow Arts Institute, IJA, FLAME Festival, Kinetic Fire Festival, Give Props Documentary, and a lot more behind the scenes.  Noel is currently performing in The Foreways Project, the Vulcan Crew, and SpinCo. We …

Tutsday– Together Time Opposite Direction

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Tutsday: What the heck is Anti-Spin?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] 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” …

Tutsdays: Together Time Same Direction

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Togeher Time Same Direction, often abbreviated as tog-same, is when both hands are next to one another and are parallel the whole time. This timing and direction is like drawing small circles at the same time …

FAI Swag: Vulcan Tech Gospel Poster

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] With our new site comes some new merchandise for all you techy folks. This beautiful display of the Vulcan Tech Gospel will help you increase your skills to get ready for the season. For only $10, …