The Flow of Balance in a Fight

The Flow of Balance in a Fight

In the previous blog titled: ‘Flow of Balance’ I explained how we flow against gravity and how we can synchronise with others. Now the question is: how can this be used in a real fight? The answer: two waves can combine to create either constructive (in phase) or destructive force (out of phase). If you move in phase with your opponent, you create constructive interference, which can be used to take his balance. By moving in phase with your opponent’s strike, his force doesn’t hit you. If you move out of phase with the opponent, it can help you to keep balance. Movement...

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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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Pendulum energy in the human body

Pendulum energy in the human body

Vital posture – Be like Fire

Vital posture – Be like Fire

Should self-defence be aggressive?

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...

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

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?

HOW WORKS BODY AND MIND IN THE FIGHT?

DO YOU HAVE PREDATOR’S INSTINCTS?

DO YOU HAVE PREDATOR’S INSTINCTS?