There are countless holds levers and ways to manipulate the joints. There are however a few ways to play with the body to bring our innate knowledge into awareness. That way we are able to create those on the move and without trying to force one way over the other. Principles for the play: Our… Read More Notes from Class: levers holds And joint manipulation
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.
A series of drills to aid the student in learning to use the lower limbs. Remember we are all the same. We all walk crawl sit and get up. nothing needs inventing. 1. Place your hands relaxed on your lower back to feel when you are over tensing it and start sitting down and getting… Read More Learning to use the legs
1 Solo work: Stand on one leg and draw the numbers from 1 to 20 and than erase them backwards (in reverse) with one end of your foot and than with the other. Do the same with your knee and with the other leg. Change positions at will with the ground leg as it aid… Read More leg freedom Three drills
Take a knife and gently push it into your body. Relax your hips and roll to avoid the stab and as you go down hit the partner or where it should be to defend yourself. Get back up and check where your eyes are pointing and repeat. If you have a partner to do this with it will be better so if you don’t have a systema partner have your wife or kid push a pen into your flesh and if you don’t move relaxed have her line you in blue or red (do avoid hitting the wife and child, a tickle is just as good in this case since you have to place your hand relaxed to land the desired result)
Another solo or partner drill is to take a stick and sweep it through your legs. Lift the leg closer to it and move your body to blend with it and to control it. Remember that if you stay in place you are following his lead and not avoiding the fist. Remember to land soft on hard on this one or learn through the work…
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