My History as a Jumper

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Jumping is a form of locomotion or movement in which an organism or non-living mechanical system propels itself through the air along a ballistic trajectory.

Rock Jumping

I’ve always enjoyed jumping. As a young boy, my grandparents used to take my family on hikes in the desert of Borrego Springs. During the hikes, I would be alongside the group jumping from boulder-to-boulder. My grandmother would marvel at my athleticism. She told me one day I would grow up a circus performer.


Skateboarding

When I was eight, I learned how to ride a skateboard. I began learning tricks like an “ollie”, which is a jump on a skateboard. Just about every trick requires an ollie so I was jumping a lot!


Trampolines

Growing up, my neighborhood friends had trampolines in their backyards. So I would spend hours coming up with creative ways to jump on the trampoline. Somersaults, backflips, corkscrews, 720 spins, etc. were just a few style of jumps that I had perfected.


Basketball

In 2015, I started playing basketball so I took notice to my jumping mechanics. This has really helped me produce more height in my jump shot.


Play

Today, my wife decided to challenge me in the park. It was a spontaneous and fun way of moving outside. Here is the video of Kai’s Jumpman Challenge at Seaport Village in San Diego CA.

Now, I challenge YOU!
Kai’s Jumpman Challenge and comment your experience below. Please share this article with anyone you feel would be up for the challenge, too!


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