Hard contact

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

The stick crawl

Take a sturdy stick and ten paces of clear ground. Crawl back and forth using these variations to clear tension and build good movement all over. Guidelines: Keep breathing. Let the breath make the pace of movement Relax your eyes. Let yourself see what your body is showing you. Avoid making noise. Noise is garbage… Read More The stick crawl

Grace made simple

Here is a path for graceful movement. No tools required. Stand on one leg and close your eyes. Breathe and tense to your limit the muscles of the foot and leg one at a time. Let the tension manifest without trying to balance yourself and let the movement manifest and move you. Continue until you… Read More Grace made simple