QDR Series – STEP 2

The Queda de Rins (Elbow lever), or QDR, are a fantastic – and trendy – foundation which can unlock a wealth of other patterns and more complex moves around dynamic variations of the elbow lever.

This is the second blog of a series presenting tools and drills that will lead to the QDR circles.

The QDR Series (3)

 

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QDR Series – STEP 1

The Queda de Rins (Elbow lever), or QDR as popularized by Ido Portal, are a fantastic – and trendy – foundation which can unlock a wealth of other patterns and more complex moves around dynamic variations of the elbow lever. We will examine in a series of blogs the tools and drills that lead to the QDR circles.

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SYG (Step-up Your Game) drill #1: the Punching Bag

Today I’d like to suggest you the Punching Bag drill.

It is designed for those of you who travel and often find themselves in big commercial gyms, that typically have a punching bag hanging for the HIIT stuff and boxing fitness classes they might offer.

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Tutorial: learning the Chapeu de Couro

 

 

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Note:  CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO SEE THE VIDEO. Alternatively, you can watch the Youtube version of it here from a laptop.

The Chapeu de Couro is a beautiful move from the Capoeira universe that can be applied in a variety of contexts. It may be relevant for modern dancers, martial artists seeking to up their game à la Conor Mc Gregor, and all curious movers. Read more

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