Many ideas work. Many ideas do not work at the same time. 🙂 Our job is to find and make up what works for us right now and see what does not. But further, We must understand why things do not work so we can learn from them. Only then, we can move past them.… Read More Tense to relax!
There is a buffer between real violence and training and there has to be one to allow progress both mental and physical. Many martial arts today rely on padded surfaces and body padding. This allows for higher throws in practice and greater force exerted in contact in striking and impact. There is however also negative… Read More Hard contact
Time is the true commodity. Here are eight drills that hide within daily actions to sharpen and hone the movement ability of us all. 1.Slowly increase the distance you take to throw the trash into the trash bin (Be extra careful with weird shaped objects, they fly differently) 2. Walk up the stairs at night… Read More An inclusive take on everyday training
The only true commodity you have in your life is your time. One of the best and easiest ways to protect and enhance your time on earth is to go towards the cold with open arms and a bare chest. In one month, One can Increase their control of themselves Develop a healthier body and… Read More Ice is a healer – a month of cold immersion
Here are the topics What is falling down and why we need never practice it Training around injuries Remaining calm under pressure – why should we How to build a training program – imbalance creates balance Should we cross train – give example of a joint class with sifu (teacher) Jonathan Bluestein What physical tools… Read More Podcast 1 – Questions and Answers
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
Many wake up and jump out of their bed. Here is a protocol to prepare the body for a smoother entrance into the day using breath and awareness. Remember – Take care of the mechanism First – breathe and listen for the pulse (placing your hand on the side of the neck or just being… Read More Morning breath work
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
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
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.