It was yesterday evening, during a blade class, that a student asked me a very deep question. I enjoy these very much as they free me from what I am doing into something new, weather in thought, movement or both. The questions was, “Is this movement for attack or defense?” and here is my answer.… Read More The sword and the spear
Write your own notes 🙂 Be part of the process but not fully immersed in it.
Movies paint a picture of virtue and might. Of good and evil and of discernible visuals. Life is about energy preservation and the attacker being smarter than most movie villains seeks the most vulnerable position for the pray before attacking. After all, statistics are here for a reason and adding percentages to not getting caught… Read More FIGHT TALK
Getting real What makes a drill a reality drill and how we can improve on what we get from our training. How to breath in daily life to become better aware and conscious of our direction and freedom. Perspective – a comparison of what really matters in life with a lesson from Kibera Kenya. Be… Read More Getting real
While speed and power are crucial in confrontation. They are useless without a sharp mind.
Fun games to strengthen and bring more movement awareness to kids and adults with heart 1. The broken cement truck – one person starts transitioning between being on all four limbs facing the ground and facing the skies as one or more use their feet and legs to try to keep him in one of… Read More Games are the best teachers
Much of the intuition and sixth sense comes from seeing and hearing and smelling things that we only somewhat acknowledge. It is not that we are asleep, it is we are conditioned to handle one thing at a time and thus we lower our high brain functions. We can easily negate this practice by working… Read More |What are we not hearing?
we train on controlled environment for safety and to gain self control. Achieving higher levels of self control comes from destabilizing from inside so we unravel the ability to ride the wave of rage both up and DOWN. We all have things that bug us, that annoy us, that bring the rage in us. Use… Read More All the rage
There is a simple shortcut to getting a lot more from practice. Ask yourself and ask those you train/work with, what is the purpose of the work ? For a soldier it can be a mindless job to carry a pack and walk silently in the night but a proper leadership will give a true… Read More Purpose
breath hold – Practice pushing a resisting person from A to B while holding your breath. Listen to your body and thoughts as the discomfort builds and let it go. You can add it almost to any drill in various ways. Contact me for more 🙂 The long exhale – Inhale softly and start exhaling… Read More breath drills for deeper work