Locomotor movement where weight is transferred from two feet to two feet by elevation.
A move from the square directly in front of an opponent's checker to the square directly behind the same checker. Men can jump forwards only, while kings can jump both backwards and forwards. For more information, see checkers basics.
(Fr. Bond, It. Salto). A footwork action either forward or backward, where both feet leave the ground simultaneously and land simultaneously (as in the first part of the Balestra).
A non-flipping maneuver in which a person becomes airborne by pushing off the performance surface with his/her own power through his/her legs and feet.
A spring into the air with both feet off the ground to a given position with landing on one or both feet; any move where both feet leave the ground. Examples of jumps are toe-touches, side hurdlers, front hundlers, pikes, around-the-worlds, and double nines.
To spring into air on both feet and land on both feet.
An airborne position not involving hip-over-head rotation created by using one&rsquos own feet and lower body power to push off the performance surface.