A B C of the Swedish system of educational gymnastics- PDF by Hartvig Nissen

 A B C of the Swedish system of educational gymnastics 

Swedish system of educational gymnastics



During my many years of experience as a teacher of gymnastics, I have been asked numerous questions which, to a professional man, seem so simple that he often forgets to answer them satisfactorily. The same is true of most treatises on Swedish gymnastics. 

The science and theory are often very skillfully treated; but the most common questions are not answered, and the practical work, which should serve as a guide to the inexperienced teacher, is stuffed with scientific terms and shortened words and sentences. So it happens that the teacher becomes confused or even wholly averse to the subject as one requiring too much of his precious time. Since the Swedish system of educational gymnastics has been introduced into the public schools of Boston, it has become a necessity to have a practical handbook, both for the teachers and the many homes where gymnastics are practised.

Wherefore, I have tried to furnish a book which will give plain answers to the most frequent questions; prescriptions of exercises for children of different ages, from the third class in primary schools up to the first class in grammar schools; with full commands for each exercise, and illustrated by cuts.

Some contents:
reface, iii
Explanatory Notes, vii
CHAPTER I.
I. Gymnastics in General, . . . . 1
II. Educational Gymnastics, . . . 2
III. The Best Kind of Educational Gymnastics, 3
IV. On Gymnastic Apparatus, .... 4
CHAPTER II. On Swedish Educational Gymnastics.
1. Arrangement, 5
II. Positions, 6
III. Primary Movements and Commanding
Words, . .19
IV. Instruction, 36
V. Day's Order and Progression, ... 38
CHAPTER HI. Tables of Exercises.
I. Tables for Second and Third Class Pri-
mary Schools, 43
II. Tables for First Class Primary Schools, . 4

the book details :
  • Author:Hartvig Nissen
    Instructor of Physical Training in the Public Schools of Boston, Mass.; Instructor of Swedish and German Gyranasties at Harvard University's Summer School, 1891; formerly Instructor of Physical Culture at the Catholic University,
  • Publication date: 1891
  • Company: Philadelphia and London, F. A. Davis

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