In this online video class, we start with body awareness, tension and release and the shifting of mass and how this translates to more and more movement but without tension and excess. Join me for more classes online and in person, here.
1 Do walks on toes and ball of feet. 2 Do hill sprints. 3 Lose mass you don’t need. 4 Start the jump on an exhale when possible (inhale as you bend and exhale when you spring up). 5 Swing your arms toward the target (forward or up for example). 6 Do a prep light… Read More Increase your natural jumping ability
Any movement and any activity can bring on new lessons and learning. Here is a simple movement exercise and obstacles on the way to further the learning gained from them. One can repeat a movement ten thousand times and learn nothing. One can hone a movement ten thousand times and learn everything. The smart gorilla… Read More The obstacles are the learning
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 drills for better striking. Remember it is better to avoid getting struck than developing a thick hide. There is always a blade somewhere. Lean with your fists on the wall or the ground depending on your current energy level. Start moving your head from side to side with the tempo of… Read More Three drills for better striking
There is a thing called mass and usually as a soldier you think you have a bit too much on you. It can range from a 20 litter load of water to a 120 kg of a leaking friend and more. It is important to note how different locations on your body changes the way you feel and move with it. Fore example if you are walking with boots in the mud you will fee a lot of tension in the hips pulling you out and moving all the extra mass on your boots and if you had the same mass on your back you would feel much lighter and able to move. Consider this idea and play with it in your work to make life less stressful and free. Consider also the workability of the situation. Sometimes we need the handgun on the hip rather than on the pack or chest.
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This is a drill for three or more. Have two stand next to each other and the third walk toward them to attack one of them. The one who feels the attach coming moves to stand behind his friend and the attacker tries to attack anyway. Find different ways to lower the tension and stop the fight.
1. Push the partner on the attacker and run away.
2. Grab the arms of the attacker and wrap him around the third one
3. Collapse the non attacked and move so you are behind him so you have a few more seconds to think and act
4. push the non attacked so he hits the attacker (Mikhail and Vladimir show how to do this on the Summit of Masters DVD)
5. Continue to move around the non attacked so you are at the back of the attacker and work from there.
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