Do the Kick Worm





Introduction: Do the Kick Worm

Add one of the most impressive and dynamic moves of all time to your arsenal. Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Public Dance shows for change - you'll be armed and ready. The kick worm is a commitment, but its not as difficult as say, the headspin. Nonetheless, it's still recognizably dope.

Please note: I'm about 5-7 years past my prime for doing the worm. As you read through this, take pity on an old white dude who thinks he can still (if he ever could) dance.

Step 1: Video. Fresh.

Ok, so upon further prompting for the Instructables community, I've upgraded the shoddy camera phone video to illustrate the kick worm in motion to one that, dare I say, is pretty FRESH. I hope you like it and it clearly demonstrates this move. It's a dying art and something that needs to be passed on to generations to follow.

Thank you to Instructables for suggesting a much clearer video.

Step 2: Prep Steps

After you clear a little space with some general poppin', you're in position to get into your worm. Take a step back and clear your mind for the worm.

Step 3: Entering the Worm

There's two ways to do this. If you have the skills, throw yourself into a handstand (that you don't have to hold) and lower your chest to the floor, your legs will follow. I did it here but in the video, I went from the "put your body on the floor and worm it" position. Mainly because, marble floors hurt.

Since this was originally posted, I've added a new video which more clearly illustrates this.

Step 4: Prone to Wiggle

Your whole body is now on the floor, your feet are perpendicular to the ground with your toes touching.

There are two ways to go here, you can either extend your arms in front of your body or the safer way is to put your hands on the side of your body as though you were going to do a pushup.

My personal opinion is that it doesn't look quite as good to do the pushup style but WOW is it more comfortable. Bend your legs at the knee so that they are perpendicular to the floor. Then kick down and have your toes meet the floor.

Step 5: Activate... WORM!

Kick off the floor with your toes, trying to thrust yourself forward. Raise your hips as you do this and push up with your hands.

If you opted for the arms extended position, now is the time to throw your arms above your head. Your toes, then legs, then chest and arms will come back to the floor, then kick yourself off again.

With your hands on your side, you can just land and gently place your upper body back on the ground. It's kind of like a rocking motion, kick off with your toes, roll your body up, then the toes connect with the floor again. Repeat.

Step 6: Worm Away

Here's a quick video of what it should look like. Hopefully you can think of a more graceful way to pop out of it than I did.




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    aw bleep u man i hit my nee on the floor aw imagine a fat person ow

    THE WORM IS NOT BREAKDANCING AND BREAKDANCING IS NOT A WORD IT'S BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the worm is not even a move, just some weird thing that some kids probably made up about 20 years ago and is not to be mixed up with breaking, as u can not do the worm to any beat and actually do it TO the beat. sorry to get mad, but i just get so made when "worm" and "breakdancing" are even in the same sentence together. otherthan that, nice instructable

    lol its a party trick now, but it used to be assosciated with breakdancing. it looks cool, but so many people can do it, now its about how high you can get. i can get 1/2 a metre

    true. it is fun. VERY fun. and this is also an excellent instructable. now i just need to learn what combo i can do this into. hmmmmmm.....

    The Worm looks good from a backspring

    true. now i just need to learn to do one without a spot.

    and if you can already do backspring it isn't that hard

    by assossiated, i do not mean it used to be a move, i mean that it was generally classed as one.

    I warned my skills are both limited and tarnished. I made the video in my office. Sorry if it offends the purist in you, just trying to have a little fun.

    sorry, it just makes me soo mad sometimes that people actually think the wrom is breaking, as it has nothing to do with breaking and does not fit the definiton. again, sorry.