Start on your stomach and have a partner press his foot on your body and than if you are ready walk on your body up and down a few times. Tense up your body where you feel the contact and breathe continuously. Continue and repeat the drill but now with less and less tensing and more focus given to the density the breath brings to the body and being able to keep your alignment with minimal tension. Have your partner lie down and repeat the drill a few times as the walker learns to relax his feet and gaze and to note the information his feet are giving him about the surface support and texture.

Continue to one pressing his foot or fist into one point and releasing sharply in order to learn to be aware of the reaction our body has while working to stay in place and when you learn to clean out the reaction and act simply to keep breathing and moving move to another point and do the drill again. Once you do this on the ground facing down and than up do this against a wall and add placing your arms and legs in different positions and doing the same pressure and release to learn to clean out the support to outer tension and once this is done do this while walking and moving. This is a simple drill but it can aid in anything from crowd work to hitting to anything else.

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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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