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History of gymnastics

HISTORY

OF

GYMNASTICS


History of gymnastics

The earliest recorded activities in gymnastics were some exercises, stunts and tumbling resembling gymnastics. Hanging, climbing ropes, swinging, balancing on stone and logs, flipping, and turning were common activities during the early civilizations. The Chinese had a sort of exercise called “Kung fu” or Medical Gymnastics, while India had the “Yoga”.


History of gymnastics

The Greeks had activities with apparatuses and they developed the word “gymnastics” which meant “Naked Art”. The pictures on stone found on Egypt are evidences of the Egyptian participation in some sort balancing activities. The pyramids were inspirations of the pyramid activities in gymnastics.


History of gymnastics

The Roman because of their love of war, devised a wooden equipment similar to the back of a horse where they could practice mounting and dismounting a horse indoor. This equipment is now being used in the class activities and skills in its use is one of the events in the competitive gymnastics.


History of gymnastics

The Germans were the greatest

Contributors to our present

Gymnastics.

The following people were instrumental in the development of Gymnastics:

  • 1723-1790 – Johann Basedow introduced gymnastics in school curriculum.

  • 1759-1839 – Johann Guts Muths called “great grandfather” wrote a book title Gymnastics for the Youth. Invented the outdoor apparatuses.


History of gymnastics

  • 1778-1852 – FreidrichJahn is considered the “Father of Gymnastics”. Started the Turveiren movement. Introduced the horizontal bar, the parallel bar, the side horse, and the vaulting buck.

  • 1810-1858 – Adolf Spies introduced marching and free hand exercises performed with music.

  • 1776-1839 – Perh Ling a Swedish enthusiast invented the stall bars and vaulting box or Sweding box.


History of gymnastics

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GOD BLESS!


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