The British Museum
Jivamukti Yoga with Harriet Bone @ The Life Centre, Islington
Space & Flow with Raphan Kebe @ Indaba Studio
The Horniman Museum and Gardens - Butterfly House
Contemporary with Stuart Thomas @ Danceworks
New Roots' vegan camembert cheese from Whole Foods #freethecow
Foundation Frison Horta "A Living Museum" @ Rue Lebeau
Yyoga Sainte Catherine
Yoga Room Defacqz
Nuremberg for 50-HR BUDOKON MOBILITY TT
Moving your own body
Moving an object
Moving a moving object
Moving a moving object trying to kill you
= to learn about our bodies and refine those movements for martial arts (jiujitsu specifically).
Free Form Movement or Mobility in BDK has no formal application in this sense, but then the transitions can be applied to any sport/ action/ craft.
See - Say - DO.
5 primary positions of the body: Supine/ Prone/ Side Body/ Upright/ Invert.
Combine the qualities of yoga with the expression of freeform - utilise every moment to find the greatest stretch, pacing and speed can dictate stylistic expression, dance-like/ Capoeira.
Let mobility inform yoga practice: a conversation between shapes, complementary and collaborative.
Mobility as priming the body. Athletic + therapeutic. Can be used as recovery.
Find opportunities to fail. Exercises that you can fail at are worth it + valuable.
Momentum as a rolling ball, direction and constant falling into the flow as apposed to a wet blanket that lays flat and stops.
"If you see the Buddha in the road, kill the Buddha".
Harmless vs. Peaceful - a conscious choice of ability.
Teaching as potency - do your job well. Understand how the world works: construct, reconstruct, and reformulate.
Mobility Chains: relationships and interpretation of where the body moves next. A complicated language of connections, can be predicable or spontaneous.
Repetitive patterns to build a new habit. Alignment - Structure - Function - Execution - then Execution with Power (eg. jiujitsu).
Absolute vs. Relative truths in everyday life.
The Vertical Leap - a good measure of overall athleticism: speed/ stamina/ agility/ leaping + lift-off power.
"I wish you all great suffering" - resilience/ disturbance/ acceptance/ growth + strength.
Teaching Mobility Chains:
isolate technique and keep it moving in a repetitive loop to clarify and refine.
fall into landings and continue the momentum/ flow. No full-stops.
cycle finishes ready to begin the 2nd side - seamless.
symmetry takes away from the flow of movement - can be a learning technique but not smooth in an actual chain of flow.
good stress and loads for healthy joints.
distribution of weight - safe and intentional.
lines of direction clear + functional.
hands close-by ready for the next move.
scale of movement - big & small, contract & expand.
mobility expression comes down to an individual's style: background of movement/ strength vs. flexibility/ body type/ personality.
"You are a mechanic moving a machine you know very well." - make it look effortless.
Germany with the family:
Cologne Sculpture Park
Ox & Klee, Cologne
K21 Kunstsammlung, Dusseldorf
Haus der Kunst, Munich
English Gardens, Munich
The Studio, Munich
Assam Kirche, Munich
*Awesome BDK Mobility Training. BDK Events in HK coming soon!*