A strong back will help you through life but a balanced one will keep you healthy as well. There is a strong tendency to strengthen the contracting muscles and a neglect of the erecting ones. Your work must reflect where you are instead of where you want to be. Movements: Lie on your stomach and… Read More Building a strong balanced back
In this video we do a sensitivity drill to learn how to move as one and avoid being reactive as a drum. The pressure a knife needs to penetrate flesh is the same as used by one finger. Be aware and move. Avoid being a pin cushion hero.
Three movements to release excess tension and build healthy movement in the lower back and corresponding areas.
Blunt impact comes in many forms. Preparing to give and receive impact can greatly clear the fog of imaginary outcome and grow your awareness to your thoughts, feelings and your physical body. Practice these methods of movement with consistency and attention and you will feel progress in your impact. Solo work: Rest your arms on… Read More Strikes 101
Here are three mobility movements for the shoulders, spine and hips. All involve moving two patterns of movement together to create human movement. We are more than one tool playing in the dark. Shoulder mobility comes to release held tension and fixation in the shoulder and upper spine. Spine mobility comes to release rigidity of… Read More Twisted mobility
Here are ways to increase your awareness without increasing the energy we put into it. It is easy to be super vigilant for a few seconds and then go back to sleep. Choose instead to grind the wheel a little bit each day. Keep your sword sharp or grow rust. These are tweaks and small… Read More Increase your basic level of awareness