Knee landings – safety warning and advice
We have for a considerable time now warned our members about landing on their knees alone (i.e. other than on hands and knees where their back is supported). This advice has again been reaffirmed by British Gymnastics who recently made the following announcement in the December 2006 edition of GymNews.
Knee landing— although knee landing is not now considered a safe landing, it should be noted that pupils should be made aware of this and shown how to land on knees if in difficulties. The landing should be with a very slight pike as for any back somersault landing. Landing with their hips straight or forwards may result in back pain.