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Path to the Stalder Press (Pt. 2)

The Weakest Link. In my limited experience of both learning new movements and continuing to increase the quality of others already gained, I have found that of foremost importance is locating the weak link. And with confidence in my straddle... Continue Reading →

Path to the Stalder Press (Pt. 1)

So beautiful, so complex, so difficult to develop without the prior gymnastics background, so many details, so many atoms integrated into one molecule, so much work. - Ido Portal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbmZJ7pzKYw 'The stalder press is a bi-phasic, dynamic movement', blending together a high straddle... Continue Reading →

A Five-Point Objective.

[W]e are completely untrained in how to use [our bodies] to their full potential. In deep neglect of its ability to enlighten us individually and culturally - as it has throughout the history of our species - we overlook the significance... Continue Reading →

Toward a Philosophy of Movement.

One of first words that caught and resonated with me when listening to Ido Portal speak about movement was 'dogma'. One's training 'dogma' is intrinsically linked to Portal's distinction between 'specialist' and 'generalist' training, and, as a result, the specialist... Continue Reading →

First steps – 2013

This video was taken in May 2013. What is said is perhaps not so interesting or useful, but what it does perfectly is captures a turning point in many years of hard and consistent, albeit dogmatic, training. At that time I had been training... Continue Reading →

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