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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...Read more
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...Read more
I was invited by Bruno Caverna with my Systema brother Rob Poyton to teach Systema for “Play-fight” community in Berlin. I was looking forward to attending it, because it merges my loves, hobbies (and job): Martial Arts and Dance. I have to say, that flowing in Play-fight is one of the most fun things I’ve done. So it was no wonder, that I straight away fell in love with Bruno’s concept! <3 In Play-fight you play different fighting games in a dancing style with your partner, so there is no reason to resist (as happens commonly in Martial Art’s). People naturally accept the flow...Read more
We have basically two kind of body-mechanics, two way how to move, generate or transfer power: Mechanically (similar like a robot or a crane), we create solid constructions, all involved muscles have to be tense during work. Bodywave, where you cumulate power from all body into one moment as a whip. Bodywave Flows smoothly via Relaxed body. With Bodywave you do the job with less energy – you are more Efficient. Sometimes we naturally use Bodywave (e.g. walking or throwing), but we can use this tool to push, pull or strike. Use Bodywave subconsciously is nice, however you can develop...Read more
The most of Martial Arts teaches through focus awareness. This state of mind is very limited, because it based on control. If both side try to control, we very quickly rich limits of control… In Dancefight we don’t control, we accept. We don’t focus, we rather flow*. Being in the flow integrate our body, mind and spirit, and it naturally creates efficient solution much quicker and smoother than being in focus awareness. In Dancefight we don’t care about loose or win… To be free from competition we can express ourselves and play with new things. However Dancefight is not a complex...Read more
Dancefight synergizes two ancient arts of movement: Dance and Martial Arts. A warrior has a natural intention to Surprise his opponent. This produces Chaos as a characteristic aspect of the Fight. On the other hand, Chaos is also the catalyst of Creation.. How would the intention to fight affect Dance? It would Create new dimensions of movement – it would create Dancefight. A Dancefighter is not so collaborative as a common dancer. He gently leads you to Flow out of your Comfort zone – far away from your usual patterns.. The Variety of Different Impulses (e.g. pulling or pushing...Read more
1. FLOW. Move and Breath Smoothly. 2. RELAX. Get rid of undesirable tension. 3. BE EFFICIENT. Use as Less Force as Possible. 4. ACCEPT. Do Not Resist. Synchronise with the Force. 5. PLAY. Be Creative, try new thingsRead more