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Hiplock Skills

This module of our aerial silks instructor workshop series covers basic hiplock skills, progressions, challenging combinations and moves requiring extra strength, control and stamina using hiplocks and tourniquet wraps.

Online Course Cost: £175

Questions about the course? Click on the headings below for more information, or contact us.

Course requirements and Pre-requisites

You will need:

  • to hold a Spin City Spin City Foundation Aerial Silks Instructor Course certificate, or equivalent certificate
  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • access to at least 1 set of aerial silks
  • a minimum of 2 hours’ study/training time per week (to complete the course within the 1-year deadline)
  • a device to film videos on (mobile phones are allowed)

Course Moves List

FOUNDATION HIPLOCK ENTRIES – RECAP

  • Hiplock from standing
  • Hiplock in hitch

BASIC HIPLOCK ENTRIES

  • Hiplock from Horse
  • Hiplock from Russian Climb
  • Hiplock from Climb Over
  • Hiplock from Clothesline
  • Hiplock Scissor Entry

HIPLOCK POSES

  • Mobile
  • Hiplock to Superman
  • Hiplock Seats
    • Star
    • Hip Hold
    • Birdcage
  • Hiplock Seat Progressions
    • Secretary Seat
    • Sail
    • Roll Up
  • Hiplock Gazelle
  • Back Amazon
    • Back Amazon Straddle
    • Back Amazon Mermaid
  • Hiplock Layback
  • Peter Pan
  • Hiplock Roll Up

TOURNIQUET SKILLS AND POSES

  • Tourniquet
  • Tourniquet Seat
  • Tourniquet Knee Hang
  • Tourniquet Mermaid
  • Tourniquet Pull Over to Superman
  • Catchers to Hiplock, via Tourniquet
  • Hiplock to Catchers, via Tourniquet

Core Moves

Compulsory moves required for technical assessment

  1. Hiplock Climb Over
  2. Hiplock Scissor Entry
  3. Mobile
  4. Hiplock Seat
  5. Hiplock Gazelle
  6. Tourniquet Seat

Course ASSESSMENT

This course has two main parts to the assessment; a theory assessment and a practical assessment.

Theory AssessmentPractical Assessment
Answer theory questions related to each unit of the course. Questions are multiple choice, or short answers.
Part 1: Combination of Moves. Film a continuous combination of 5 moves from the course syllabus. The entry and exit from the moves can count towards the total number – we will be looking for a minimum of three hiplock/tourniquet-specific skills within your video.
Part 2: Core Moves Technique and Execution. Film each of the core course moves.
You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.

Course Description

Hiplock is a fundamental skill within aerial silks. It provides the base for a wide variety of progression moves and combinations, and variations can be achievable from a beginner level.

UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO HIPLOCKS

This unit will recap basic entries to hiplock and explores the fundamentals of good posture and technique in the skill.

UNIT 2 – HIPLOCK SKILLS

Our second unit comprises the main practical elements of the course. We will cover further hiplock entries, poses from hiplock and tourniquet skills and poses. We will explore over 30 moves, each will be detailed with teaching points, safety points, progressions, regressions, and common problems.

UNIT 3 – COMBINATIONS AND CHOREOGRAPHY

There are some great sequences, transitions and drops that all begin in a hiplock. This unit will provide a set of fixed combinations, as well as a combinations toolbox to inspire your own combinations and freestyle activities.

UNIT 4 – STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING DRILLS

Unit 4 explores a variety of conditioning drills for and with a hiplock drills provided range from beginner-friendly exercises to more challenging techniques to develop your students’ strength and execution.

UNIT 5 – HIPLOCK SAFETY

The final unit of the course covers hiplock-specific health and safety considerations and provides and overview of the health and safety fundamental, covered in our Foundation Silks Instructor Course, including concepts such as public liability insurance and risk assessments.

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