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Important to place ourselves in scenarios that make us uncomfortable.
Positions, speeds, ranges, alignments, states of mind, directions - can all turn into huge GROWTH OPPORTUNITY if one only chooses to view it that way.

Very quickly in my own practice I realized what I enjoy is not as powerful of a direction as what really interests me.

Or by the words of amazing thinker and philosopher...
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Important to place ourselves in scenarios that make us uncomfortable
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04/23/2017 at 08:50. Facebook
Empty arms daily practice I guided at camp this year.
It's incredible to see how much potential there is in removing tension vs making tension.

A modern issue that developed due to body building influence is its 'Guns' focus on aesthetics of muscular arms. This contributes a lot to people's inability to properly create and transmit forces efficiently as well as creating coordination...
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Empty arms daily practice I guided at camp this year
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Samantha Lea
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04/22/2017 at 07:19. Facebook
Our lives became stagnate, static with an illusion of control.

Human movement followed and we got a huge amount of that appearing in our movement disciplines - holding on to postures, static balance and 'dead' dynamic actions initiated from the wrong places in the body.
Look at modern 'white' yoga, fitness, even some of the traditional martial arts and their focus on rooting and holding on...
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Our lives became stagnate static with an illusion of control
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Kaj Dar David Wibier
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04/22/2017 at 01:46. Facebook
Resisted hill runs at the MC this year in the Primate class.

If one cannot integrate the structure toe to shoulder - results will not be impressive, even if one has strong legs in isolation.

To learn more about 'Internal Architecture' and integration of kinetic chains, come join us in upcoming events around the world - [ Facebook.com Link ]

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Robin Liu
Didrik Hall
Andrew Carr
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04/21/2017 at 07:44. Facebook
MOVEMENT CAMP 2017 done. What a ride.

Thanks to all involved in organizing, documenting, teaching. Thanks for all those who came.

This was as good or bad a week as any.
Take it with you, friends.
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MOVEMENT CAMP 2017 done What a ride Thanks to all involved in
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04/20/2017 at 13:42. Facebook
Stillness and motion.

Two sides to the coin or more accurately as you spin the coin, both sides unite.

The movement practice goes nowhere without a stillness practice, as understood by our ancestors long ago.

What an amazing contribution this week by my teacher and close friend Dudi Malka, with his non compromising and deep knowledge of the side in all of us that hides in the shadows....
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Stillness and motion Two sides to the coin or more accurately as
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04/20/2017 at 06:23. Facebook
"When you are talking about MOVEMENT with no rules...well then, baby, you'd better train every part of your body."

Paraphrasing the late Bruce Lee.

Training our eyes & mind was on the menu this week as part of my afternoon classes at camp.

Just a small part of a big subject that requires many tools and entry points into.

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Lee Zealey
Matt Matteucci
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04/20/2017 at 00:59. Facebook
What shapes can you form with your body?
Simple question - lifetime of practice.

Instead of just reproducing other people's shapes, traditional shapes, known asanas, formalized postures, etc, it is important to stimulate and research one's own shape shifting capabilities.

Another great class led by Johnny this year at camp.
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What shapes can you form with your body
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Ricardo Orso
Paul Sonneville
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04/19/2017 at 16:26. Facebook
A drone view of a part of the amazing facility we are at for this year's camp.

Middle of the Thai jungle, surrounded by mountains and nature.

Here we move.

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04/19/2017 at 08:12. Facebook
Great lecture at Movement Camp this year by Rasmus Ölme (PHD) on subjects relating to the body, martial arts survival in times of gun powder and atomic weapons, functionality without function, the movement approach, choreography-performance-practice axis and more and more.

Big pleasure having such a thinker with us this year, both as practitioner and as a lecturer.

The 'why' and 'how' are...
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04/19/2017 at 01:27. Facebook
Acrobatics, beyond the aesthetics they produce, contain a whole lot of potential for development.

Acrobatics were a part of physical practice of warriors, soldiers, athletes, actors, etc as their influence over the way we moves is unique. From spatial awareness and 'air sense' to vestibular stimulation to elasticity, kinetic chain power development to timing and more and more and all with...
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Acrobatics beyond the aesthetics they produce contain a whole lot of potential
Zoltán Balogh
Jason Wentworth
Tairisis Da Costa Edwards
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04/18/2017 at 16:59. Facebook
I find the concept of 'strength' a very misleading one, often.

Physical Strength for me, is a means to an end, a door to more freedom. Often, it is not treated as so, takes center stage and just like too much focus on aesthetics can lead us to an empty state where Movement possibilities are now blocked.

Hence, over the years our approach to developing strength changed significantly.

John...
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Zach Bush
Chris Popoff
Rich NJ
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04/18/2017 at 04:19. Facebook
The ability to coordinate a few patterns in the body into one cohesive entity is a skill we pursue regularly.

Shai shares this week great challenges to our thinking, observation, time perception, rhythm, chain of event management and quality of movement.

As always- the hard approach should go hand in hand with a soft approach to approximate homeostasis, wholeness, movement.

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Play precedes humanity and is an element in our very nature that cannot be suppressed or ignored without dire consequences.

This week at Movement Camp I introduce a few games as platforms for observation, development and practice.

It is important to choose games and tasks that contain a certain combination of ingredients to gain maximal benefit.

Such games are immortal.

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Play precedes humanity and is an element in our very nature that
David MacMartin
James Standen
William Ramirez Rodriguez
Great conversation yesterday with all participants in this year's camp.
Tried my best to tackle the questions you had for me.

Feeling gratitude to be surrounded by such a tribe of quality people. Thank you!
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Great conversation yesterday with all participants in this year's camp
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Marcello Palozzo
Justin Clark
The ground can be your friend or it can be an enemy.

Odelia educating one of the groups at Movement Camp today about the floor-self interface.

Providing tools for such possibilities is part of what we share regularly in our events, next locations in Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Europe- check events at: [ Facebook.com Link ]

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Richard Tom
Angela Nelson
Movement happens in context of structure, space and TIME. We are temporal beings and time is of essence.
Hence, time perception, management, timing, rhythm and tempo are important subjects to dig at for every person, definitely for the ones interested in movement.

In today's class at Movement Camp, Shai takes the students through the basics of rhythm and percussion to provide basic templates...
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Movement happens in context of structure space and TIME We are temporal

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A body with infinite amount of options require open, complex tools with infinite amount of potential.

This or that trendy stretch, technique, exercise will never hit the mark that studying movement will.

Just a small glimpse of exploration from this morning at one of the classes in Movement Camp 2017.

For info on our upcoming events in China, Brazil and Europe - [ Facebook.com Link ]

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Hector Hyat
Jacqueline Cunningham
Gérald Durand
Arrival and first full day of classes and then ... opening pool party with live music by Gili Portal.
Honored to have such an amazing group people practice, study and evolve with us.
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Arrival and first full day of classes and then opening pool party
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