Conscious competency unconscious competency. 

 

Competence_Hierarchy_adapted_from_Noel_Burch_by_Igor_KokcharovIf you have ever been to one of my classes or workshops, chances are you heard me ranting about the distinction to make between knowing how to perform a movement and being able to flow – improvise – with that movement. Read more

A fitness introduction to the confirmation biais

1464986572900What the fuck you say? Please don’t be offended.

Chances are, you fall on either of the two categories below:
The 1st category smelled bullshit miles away when they saw that pic, and watched the video to know how bad it really was.

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Movement: a prostituted word

A few years ago, “movement” did not mean much. It had the few definitions one can find in the dictionary. When you heard or read the word “movement”, you would generally think about the general concept of moving just as well as movement in a physic class context.

Then came the movement revolution Read more

Doing sport is good for your health… Wait, what?

Ahem… So here’s one of the topics that sometimes raise controversy. And I’m all about nuance. Bear with me.

Globogym

Everywhere for the past few years, I have seen exercise being related to health. And people going ballistics Read more

So you think you can land?

 

I was talking a few weeks ago about landing mechanics, showing from a bigger perspective how disconnected we are from our bodies. Today as promised, I’ll go over some concepts to satisfy the appetite of the knowledge-nerds in the audience.

Technique VS “Oh Shit” Moments

I am about to introduce you to the correct mechanics of landing on your feet after a jump. We will therefore consider landing in a context of longevity: what are the joints supposed to do, how and why, discarding the context of life, where alignment doesn’t exist 24/7, and where shit happens. As such, there is a growing school of thoughts that promotes “out of alignment” drills Read more

Contextualize Your movement

In this blooming universe of movers, there is one thing that often completely disregared: Context. Context is what separates a linear lizard crawl from a flow. A new-age half-ass mover from a dancer or an artist. Routines from Self expression. Don’t settle for the linear, isolated trick you just learnt. They weren’t meant to be used in such an empoverished context in the first place. Integrate them in your own practice, adding whatever hues you want.

Catch this: It is one thing to know how to perform a movement Read more

So, you think you want to learn the back handspring?

In tumbling, you have the kamikazes. These people weren’t born with the gene of fear, seem to bypass their survival mechanism in a matter of minutes, and are convinced that today will not be their last day. They usually get acrobatics very, disgunstingly quickly.

And there are the rest of us. We’re afraid to die. Our brain seems to be that horse that does not want to jump over the obstacle. How can we achieve any tumbling goal such as the back handspring or the back flip, then? Read more

Usable movement terminology

104328-004-98FDC2EDThe concept of usable movement terminology, as opposed to fundamental movement terminology, is one of the first ideas I suggest in the context of my classes.

In my dictionary, fundamental movement terminology consists in the vast sum of the different movements you are able to perform. Usable movement terminology is the part of the fundamental terminology that you are actually able to use in improvisation contexts, that it “without having to think about it”. Read more

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