In this video we go over sliding as a movement principle and show how to move continuously and with less excess tension via that principle. This applies to striking and wrestling and anything else alike.
We have many minutes to hours a day where we are on our way to work, waiting for something or doing general maintenance. Let us make at least some of those minutes count: 1. Squat but do not sit when you go to the toilet. Make your connective tissue stronger and your bowels as well.… Read More 10 Ways to make evert minute matter
To me defiance stands for personal freedom. Freedom of thought and action. An attacker wants me to be either frozen and static or responsive in the manner of his or her choosing. I choose to do it my way. Drills to carve this ability out of the soup of response based conditioning. Have your partner… Read More Defiance
These bits from today’s class show some of the ideas behind the work we do. No one fell of the roof this time 🙂
A swift bird traveling in the skies is easy to spot even though its speed is considerable. It is much harder to track when it is low and closer to the ground. We have the ability to track and act upon swift movement and it will be much easier if we learn to see the… Read More Teaching our eyes to see “faster”
In this video, we work on placing tension only in the contact point as the rest of the body moves. Choosing where to place your tension will allow you to act rather than react when it comes your way and to avoid trying to be relaxed when tension is needed.
A clock ticks each second or hums with electricity going through a quartz crystal. We thankfully operate on a different dynamic scale where we can change our perception of time and even act according to our perceptions. Start in a comfortable position and your eyes closed to lower your intake of the outside world. Count… Read More Controlling time