Take a stick and hold it in your hands. Measure it’s size and mass and move it around your body to see how it handles. Now hold the stick without using your hands (arm pressed to side, armpit, shoulder and neck, between the legs, tension between the hand and leg holding the stick and so on) and tense against it and work to transfer your tension to the stick so you remain relaxed as you work, change your position without using your hands and repeat this tensing and relaxing while you change the angle slightly to see how you can work better.  Progress to moving the stick all the time as you apply the least amount of tension and continue to walk as you do this moving the stick without stopping all over the body and not worrying about how it looks or if it is effective. Find new ways to move the stick and you will learn something.

Now get up and down as you hold the stick static on your body and add rolling on the ground to it. I found holding the stick at the back of the neck and bracing it with both forearms very educational while rolling backwards.

have fun and focus on the learning.

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Sharon Friedman

Student and teacher of movement and Martial art. Husband and Father. I can rebuild you, I have the technology :)

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