Beginner Series: Week Six

The last “week” of our poi beginner series includes linking weaves and butterflies, turning freely with split-time opposites, and tips for going beyond the basics! Where to go from here?...

teaching tip: building on success – learning split-time rhythm as example

This poi spinning teaching/learning tip can be applied to any move or skill, beginner or advanced.

Spiral Wraps Behind the Head

One of my favourite moves ever, and it’s easy to learn if you know regular spiral wraps. If you like my videos, come to playpoi.com and sign up for the...

Star flowers and box flowers and how they work together

You can choose whether to place the petals of 4-petal flowers on the cardinal focus points, or on diagonals. It’s up to you! Being able to do both opens up...

Clover-Leaf Flowers (AKA antispin split-time opposites on a wall plane)

In this pattern, both the poi and the arms move in split-time opposites. The trick is mastering both the planes of the poi AND the symmetry of the arms.

The Same-Time Turns from a Different Perpsective

Hip reels and shoulder reels are a great example of patterns that work better as you relax and do less. Let the turning of your body do the work! And...

Teaching Tip: Start from the End

Sometimes the key to learning moves effectively is to start with the end, and build the sequence backwards. Try this the next time you show somebody hip reels and you’ll...

Antispin Buzzsaw

Learning the antispin buzzsaw is one thing, mastering it is another. Follow this video to get started.

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9-beat weaves

When people talk about “beats,” they are usually talking about how many times the poi pass the ground. For example: In a 3-beat weave, the poi pass the ground 3...