We move. We feel and we think. It is the definition of life. The thing starts to get complicated when we separate qualities from each other and instead of putting everything in the same mix, We place them into boxes without knowing how they all work together. We are bone and blood. Connective tissue and… Read More stability and fluidity
The sweet spot. Why do we work? To get a job done. That is the easy part. What is the job is a more elusive thing I hope to help you define for yourself. I was asked how to work for more vigilance and tranquility or awareness and inner calm. My answer is very simple.… Read More The sweet spot
In this video we do one simple thing. We walk (move) with the contact. That does not mean we walk passively but we choose our steps with awareness and breath leading. Breath, feel, move and keep human. Remember it is much easier to destroy than to build and move only in the speed you can… Read More Systema Israel Natural movement using the legs
There is an old army joke about a soldier getting two wishes from a Jinn. He thinks and things and then declares I want a magazine that never ends and poof it is laying in his eager hand. The Jinn asks for the second wish and after pondering the soldier says proudly I want another… Read More Two is one and one is none
Have a partner put you in a lock or lever such as a wrist twist which causes the tension to move from the impacted joint to the next in the tension chain and breath. Relax and walk and as you walk move your entire body to move that impacted body part and find the opening in your partner through this contact. For example if your partner takes your hand and and turns it so your little finger is facing up and and your elbow is twisted to point at your middle, relax your hand and become aware of his intended movement and tension and for example note that he is leaning on the hand forward. Take a step to the side to allow him to complete his movement and at the same time move your hand so he is unbalanced. This takes a lot of patience and awareness to do so progress slowly and don’t be afraid of moving all your body at the same time. Kneel, lever your own limbs, use your neck as a fulcrum and so on. Learn to find a way.
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