How To 12 Step
Learning how to 12 Step is remarkably one of the easier moves to learn. The Twelve Step is difficult to master however. The difficulty in the Twelve Step doesn't lie in the mechanics of the move, though it could cause you some frustration. No, the difficulty with the Twelve Step maneuver comes from the fact that you need to do this move very quickly. We've all seen the complex movements involved in moves like the Seven Step or even the Five Step. B-boys must have gotten a little lazy with the development of the mechanics of Twelve Step. But what it lacks in complex twists and turns, the Twelve Step makes up for in how cool it looks... If you can do it fast enough. Lets get this thing going.
- Stretching. The movements for the Twelve Step aren't very demanding but you should always stretch anyway. You'll be doing rapid twisting motions with your hips and waist along with your legs. You'll also be balancing on your extended arms and shoulders for a long period of time so it's a good idea to be loose.
- Starting off. Get in the elevated push up position. We'll start you off with your left leg. With the help of your hips, move your left and and criss-cross it under your right leg. While doing this, lift your right arm off the ground and reposition it to the right of it's original spot.
- Back again. Now, just swing your right leg back over to the right side of your body. Using your hips, bring your left leg over your right and touch the ground with your left foot. Quickly swing that left leg all the way around and back under the right leg again. The result should be you running around in a circle on your hands.
- Difficulty. The complexity comes from remembering to do that extra movement with your left leg. You need to use your hips to get your legs into place and to move fluidly. After you get the mechanics of your Twelve Step down, which will take all of twelve minutes, you can start learning to speed it up.
- Linking the Twelve Step. Because you start out in the push up position with many other floor based moves, it's relatively easy to transition from the Twelve Step to other moves. You just need to work on how smoothly you do it. You also need to make sure you can do it quickly because a slow Twelve Step just isn't cool.