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The jumper stands outside rope, ready to play.
Simple words describe simple CJR jumping steps!
Jump both feet inside rope.
Jump both feet on top of rope. The left foot lands on left rope; right foot lands on right foot.
Jump both feet from middle to outside of rope. Feet land together on one side.
Jump over both ropes from one side. Both feet land together on other side of rope.
Jump a straddle! The left foot lands outside left side of rope. The right foot lands outside right side of rope.
Jump quickly side-to-side. Both feet start "out" one side of ropes.
-Jump side: The left foot lands outside left rope. The right foot lands inside rope.
-Jump side again quickly: The left foot lands inside rope. The right foot lands outside right rope.
Jumpers call steps out loud while jumping. Calling helps jumper remember "pattern" of jumps!
Practice "jumping steps" with these simple jumping games!
JUMP 1: IN.. OUT.. SIDE-BY-SIDE.. ON.. IN.. OUT
JUMP 2: IN.. STRADDLE OUT.. SIDE-BY-SIDE.. IN.. OUT.. SIDE OUT
JUMP 3: SIDE OUT.. SIDE OUT.. ON.. SIDE OUT.. SIDE OUT.. ON .. SIDE OUT
JUMP 4: SIDE-BY-SIDE.. IN.. STRADDLE OUT.. IN.. ON.. SIDE OUT
No enders around to hold rope? Draw two parallel chalk lines on a play surface (sidewalk, concrete, pavement).
Sheree S. Marty is the author and present copyright owner of the games book, "Chinese Jump Rope" c1994. She keeps the spirit of the game alive through her website, Chinese Jump Rope(http://chinesejumprope.tripod.com). Ms. Marty taught physical education for thirteen years. She earned her Master degree in Counseling in 2000 and has worked with elementary school children as a school counselor for the past nine years.