Here is a path for graceful movement. No tools required. Stand on one leg and close your eyes. Breathe and tense to your limit the muscles of the foot and leg one at a time. Let the tension manifest without trying to balance yourself and let the movement manifest and move you. Continue until you… Read More Grace made simple
It is a given statement to almost everyone that you have to push and pull to move people and that you need support for this effort. We are modeled as pulleys and beams, elastic and hard and it is all true but we are ignoring three simple things. The first is that we are dynamic… Read More The performer and the martial artist
In this video we show how to give each other tension release in the leg and hip area using simple touch and release of tension in both practitioners. Keep breathing and move from your breath with kindness toward each other.
Testing brings us to defining ourselves by our measurements. How fast you are. How strong you are and how well you perform in the tests you chose to do. The problem lies in defining ourselves by our measurements. Are you your pull up test score or your ability in a ruled test with practice blades… Read More Quality
We are all born with a hole in our hearts. We share our bloodstream with our mothers and it closes after birth with the first inhale. We all live with this hole in our heart and so we do with pain and suffering and much confusion. It is a persistent paradigm that this suffering and… Read More A hole in the heart
Remember simple is not easy. It takes honest work to let excess leave without adding more to the mix.
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
We are often using tools to look inside and probe ourselves. Here are a few things we can do to notice things about ourselves without leaning on tools. 1. Take a reflective surface from water to a mirror and look at your eyes. Breathe and listen to your pulse until you see your pulse in… Read More Looking inside from the outside
I will present three drills to replace fear with awareness and movement. Video will follow soon. Start prone on the ground and have a partner stand on your ankles. Breathe and relax and proceed to tense and relax your body parts. Continue with small movements that build on one another (meaning you do not go… Read More Does it feel right?