Flow of Balance – Workshop

Flow of Balance – Workshop

What is the Flow of Balance? It is impossible to stand still, your balance is a perpetual juggling act. It consists of such tiny movements, that most of us are not aware of them. However these tiny movements have a massive force: a kinetic energy proportionate to the body’s mass. The Flow of Balance is a fundamental aspect of the body, understanding it enables you to move with more smoothness and efficiency and to synchronise with other people. Read more about Flow of balance…   The aim of workshop This workshop shows you the potential of Flow of Balance and teaches you how to develop...

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Flow of balance

Flow of balance

Is it actually possible for someone to stand absolutely still? No. Even if you try to stand still, you are still moving, the human body is constantly juggling to maintain balance. True stillness is not achievable. The small movements which keep us balanced flow in continuous waves from the ground up through the whole body to the top of the head. It is much easier to juggle solid objects than a human body which has joints, and is made from 50-75% water! Juggling within the body is so complex that it takes us years to master it. Try it yourself right now: Attempt to stand still and feel...

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Should self-defence be aggressive?

There are two kinds of self-defence: 1) First teaches you to be more aggressive & violent – it feeds your dark side, 2) The other makes you calm & teaches you to control your anger, ability to harmonise – they support your humanity. Which one is more effective? Somebody says: anger & ‘seeing red’ gives you unbelievable power, tenses up your body & makes you ready to fight. That’s true. However: 1) Aggressive behaviour usually makes conflict worse. The opponent could take it like a challenge to fight, or even worse: he could feel in danger (he could strike from...

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What is Short Work? Definition by Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev

FEARLESS

FEARLESS

Life today is riddled with fear. We`re being scared by everyone. Turn on the TV and you are surrounded by horrors. Go online and get a load of new nightmares. Visit your local bank or store and you hear the same topics on everyone’s lips: the financial crisis, rising crime, inflation, taxes, social instability, skyrocketing prices, high unemployment, etc. Even the most optimistic person would have difficulty remaining untouched by these seeds of unrest and worries which can’t help but taint our mood and create negative thoughts. Yet, it wasn’t always like this! Just a century ago, it was not uncommon...

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Seven breathing principles (Systema)

Seven breathing principles (Systema)

HOW WORKS BODY AND MIND IN THE FIGHT?

DO YOU HAVE PREDATOR’S INSTINCTS?

The centre of gravity vs the centre of buoyancy in martial arts

I’m about to explain the ‘principle of uniform pressure’. But first, I need to talk about something else first.The centre of buoyancy (CoB) is the average mass of an object. Whereas the centre of gravity (CoG) is the average effect gravity has on the object.So if I were to attach a bunch of styrofoam to my chest, my CoG would change very little but my CoB would change considerably more. The opposite would ring true if I replaced the styrofoam with a lead weight.Why is this relevant? Well your CoG is the thing your internal circuitry is trying to keep under control. Most of the time in martial...

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Why is Martial Art true Art?

Why is Martial Art true Art?

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. Law of energy efficiency: “Use as little force as possible” leads a Martial Artist to flow smoothly & move lightly like dancers (of course that Martial Artists need to be sharper, more dynamic & are probably in different state of mind.). Then, the Martial Artist create movements spontaneously as a proper artist. In the fight a Martial Artist often uses the right brain’s hemisphere (the holistic & creative; the left one is more linear). Bruce Lee calls it ’empty mind‘ or we also say: ‘going...

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