Relaxation is but a direction of activation. Try saying that really fast 🙂 In these series of drills, I present you with learning to balance and tense in the best alignment for the particular movement. Aim to move yourself and the rest will follow or not. Freedom stands beyond. Squat down a step away from… Read More Notes from class: partner power lines
4 video segments from class: 1. Awareness to the blade 2. Continuous movement using the sewing machine drill 3. Natural movement with the knife under tension 4. Moving within the tension The playlist:
Complicated things are made of simpler and simpler things ? Let’s assume they are all the same and see how this works. Avoid learning how to open all keys and instead learn how a house is made. Let us take a push to the back of the head and play with it and see if… Read More One simple push
I have lived a few years in a tent. It made me appreciate buildings all the more 🙂 The door frame is a great tool for movement, tension exploration and fun. It can be used to ease into new movement and develop power within holds. Here are a few examples of movements to build both… Read More The doorframe workout
I was usually victorious in the playground. I held my own against ones and twos and threes. I once faced six older bigger boys and they won. They won the first. They did not win the second. Figure that as you will. A side note: If you consider the tone harsh, you may not… Read More Small bullies
There are two great observation tools we have but we mostly point them toward the outside. Our ears and vibration sense throughout the body will grant us great insight on our emotions, reaction and movement if we just pay attention. Start as you are still laying down to sleep. Feel your own pulse wherever it… Read More Listen to yourself
In this video we follow a wider mindset. Instead of trying to control the situation, we work to be aware and thus control ourselves and further more. Instead of focusing on our motives and moves, we aim to see the reflection of the other within ourselves. If you know the enemy and know yourself you… Read More Instead of technique – become the air
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.