Out of 15 records, 10 were achieved by 10 students, four titles were bagged by the academy founder Gokulnath and one title was bagged by trainer Nagaraj. “We teach several kinds of flow arts and performing arts like hula hoop, gymnastics, juggling, aerial yoga, mime, silambam, magic, acting. All flow arts have a one-minute category in Guinness World Records. In the hula hoop category alone, nine students entered the Guinness World Records. There are several subcategories like rotations of a hula hoop on one foot while in headstand position in one 1-minute, hula hoop rotations on a balance board in a 1-minute, most, hula hoop rotations on the leg in the arabesque position in -minute, and so on. The students achieved the records from the period between June and December 2020 and we all received the certificates only by late December. We also host online classes for children and adults from across the world.” The students who won the Guinness World Records are Jessica J, Sajan Gokul,
M Sakthipoorani, SD Divakar, Lakshitha Rajesh, S Rianna Andrea, Andriya Varghese, AS Ishwarya, Monisha V, Garima Pansari, Divina Smrithi and Vainavi Saravanan.
Gokulnath has participated in several TV shows and also acted in a few feature films. He has bagged four Guinness Records in categories like most poi air wraps in one-minute, juggling catches on a balance board in one-minute, most rotations of a hula hoop around the nose in one minute, and most hat flicks from foot to head in one-minute. “Flow art is a common term used for several movement-based activities. These activities are good for children. It helps them increase strength and makes them more flexible. Juggling helps in improving hand-eye coordination and increases concentration power. There is a balancing act called rola bola. It has a cylinder and a board you have to place the board on the cylinder and then have to balance on it. All these acts have physical benefits as well,” he adds.
When quizzed about how he learned the acts, the record winner replies. “I used to travel abroad for work and during that time, I attended a few flow arts workshops. I have also attended flow arts festivals conducted in India,” Gokulnath quips.