We walk and look in lines as we are taught. We naturally walk and see in arches and the hold the horizon and gravity has on us amounts to a great lever on our movement. Here are a series of plays to release the hold we manifest from our perception of the horizon and gravity.… Read More Notes from class: Horizons
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
Here are ten movement drills to enhance and deepen your understanding of space, tension and natural movement. The tool in use is the staff but the lessons apply much further. Look at the drills as child games so your learning will be fresh and honest. Do not rely on technique. Feel what is right for… Read More playing/growing with the staff
In this piece we will explore three methods of hand work for a more capable and healthy hand and wrist. Wall work Stand a step away from a wall and place the flats of your fingers on the wall. Press your body gradually to the wall with increasing activation in the hand and wrist to… Read More Three methods of hand/wrist work
How to teach your kid to act and resist abduction and live a full life TRUST You must place trust in your kid and work in a way that there is communication between you. Trust allows your kid to tell you he feels something is wrong and the family gains the synergy or working… Read More How to teach your kid to act and resist abduction and live a full life
Stretching is considered a staple of many movement arts yet no animal practice it. Cats do limber themselves but do not confuse that with stretching. I present an opposing approach to this paradigm. Movement needs an opposing movement to create both the physical ability and the nerve activation to allow the body to move on… Read More a movement pairing approach to mobility
In this video we learn to move and also how to hit with continuous movement and lack of excess tension and holes in awareness. The work is healthy and relaxed.
In this video we follow two lines of reason. First we go with acceptance of what is happening and working with it and Second: We purposely resist reality (stick strikes) to come to terms with the fear and tension that reside within us. Only with acceptance both within and for what is around us can… Read More Do the wrong thing. On purpose.
I will present a few ideas to address this question. First the obscure part. You can skip straight to the movement drills and come back later for this: Mentally we place a divider between making contact and hitting. There is no actual difference aside from that line we place before ourselves to cross. Pushing is… Read More Physics of Hitting