Hard Work Pays Off
My daughter is such a hard worker. For the longest time, she's been working on getting her kip. For those of you who are not familiar with gymnastics terminology, here's Wikipedia's definition of a glide kip.
The glide kip is performed by swinging in a piked hollow position, toes in front, under the bar to extend to a straight hollow position parallel to the floor. Once extended, the gymnast quickly pulls his or her feet towards the bar while simultaneously pushing down with straight arms to arrive in a straight hollow front support on the bar.
Here's what it looks like in slow motion.
This move may look easy but believe me, it takes incredible strength, coordination, and good timing to be able to perform it correctly.
I am late posting this video. At the end of September my daughter made her first kip and I was lucky enough to be there to see it when it happened. The first one I didn't get on video but I was able to capture her next two though. Here's one of them.