Ido Portal
01/21/2017 at 22:33. Facebook
Mentorship gang 'la familia' in Cyprus.

Great week, diving deeper, clarifying, meaningful practice, discussion, sharing, experimenting, failing but doing and lots of being present.

Love you guys, there's no place I'd rather be.
Ido.
Ido Portal
01/18/2017 at 13:42. Facebook
(Mo)Tion

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indicating state, condition, action, process, or result: motion, notion, emotion

(Mo)tion is a two day opportunity to dive into the movement perspective - ideas and concepts put into practice in the form of tools, physical tasks, riddles, play and structured materials.

This seminar will introduce participants from all levels of exposure to different forms of...
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Motion - Belgium

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Three sticks - two hands.

Physical task: You're only allowed to touch one stick with each hand at any moment, keep them from falling for as long as possible.

Lots of potential for development within such a task: use of peripheral vision, speed, accuracy, timing and rhythm, decision making and multi task paging management, etc, etc

BUT, and it's a big 'but' - the true secret is not in this...
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Conversation today about my favorite topic with a great audience at Ido Portal Method - Israel center for its two year birthday.

Incredible people with some good and penetrating questions, including Olympic medalists, world champions, gifted musicians, pro athletes from multiple sports, actors, models, dancers and just good people who love to move and think about movement.

It's been my...
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The Corset workshop offers a modern/ancient approach to preparing, rehabbing, pre-habing, mobilizing, stabilizing and strengthening the body for the rigors of movement, a unique approach developed by Ido Portal from his extensive research into human movement.

The Corset is a collection of exercises, routines and protocols for every major joint in the human body. Some of the unique movements...
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Corset - Newcastle AUS

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Stretching is not on the level of Softening.
Strengthening is not on the level of Unifying.
Training is not on the level of Moving.

We will explore these concepts next month in our events in Australia:
* Internship in Sydney -> [ Facebook.com Link ]
* Motion in Perth -> [ Facebook.com Link ]
* Corset in Newcastle -> [ Facebook.com Link ]

Ido.
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This workshop concentrates around the gradual, process-driven instruction of Ido Portal's movement language - Locomotion.

Locomotion is Ido's unique creation, a fluid, challenging, beautiful and rewarding movement system which relies on the use of low gait, squatting, inverting, crawling, bridging, quadrupedaling and other patterns, integrated to a sophisticated multi layered flow close to...
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Locomotion - Dallas

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Sometimes we are completely delusional about the age of certain ideas and directions of investigation.

In the clip below - Soviet Neuro-specialist is shown in the 1930's (!) using motion capture technology with 200 frames per minute (not seconds but still...) to study the motions of a gymnast and document certain aspects inside infinite complexities of human movement. This might seem...
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Nikolai Bernstein

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A recent interview I did for LiveMint magazine in India.

As always, the talk revolves around Movement as a new/old paradigm, practice and lifestyle.

I hope you find some use to this, please share with those who can benefit, thanks!

Ido.

Ido Portal: If you’ve abandoned your body, your body will abandon you

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Motion workshop Perth, Australia - Feb 11th, 2017
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Stairs can be a great tool for movement development with their jagged edges, incremental ascent/descent and dealing with incline and decline. I use many different drills, movements, tasks and improv guided scenarios on staircases.

Taking the lizard pattern into it will prove humbling for most in terms of scapular control, pushing strength and balance.
Progression can be:
1. Going up stairs...
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(Mo)Tion

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1.
indicating state, condition, action, process, or result: motion, notion, emotion

(Mo)tion is a two day opportunity to dive into the movement perspective - ideas and concepts put into practice in the form of tools, physical tasks, riddles, play and structured materials.

This seminar will introduce participants from all levels of exposure to different forms of...
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Motion - Perth

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The Movement Experience is about presenting a revolutionary approach to movement development, unlike anything seen elsewhere.

During the event, participants will be exposed to concepts such as:

- Handbalancing - developing handstands from the ground up, covering tools for proper alignment, breathing patterns, support capacity, wrist conditioning and more. Also supporting intermediate and...
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Movement X - Shanghai, China

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Saw the Thai workers building with bamboo and had to borrow a piece for a few seconds of play.
Daily reminder to self: 'it's lighter than you think'.

Enjoy another spin on the rock, gombas!

* Thailand internship starting on the 21st
* Sydney, Australia internship - two spots left, Jan 30
Details - [ Facebook.com Link ]

Ido.
Tale of two movement tasks.

First one - attracts your attention immediately, is visually attractive, considered 'hard' and includes flipping backwards 180+180 degrees while spinning around one's center axis 360 degrees. Useful shit. If you wish to impress the girls....

Second one - juggle a small ball with your legs. Keep it up there for awhile. Find rhythm with it, react to it, keep...
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Haven't done a handstand set in a few months till this morning and not much in the last years but if I don't maintain my skills - I'm merely replacing one skill set for another...

The emotional attachment to acquiring new skills is another issue to be wary off as that's one never ending story without an orgasm.

Here's how I take it:

* Maintain to the best of your abilities the past
* Enjoy...
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Arrived in Thailand in my favorite grass.

This green is so sweet cause it was watered with abnormal amounts of sweat by myself and my students over the last 6 years.

In a few weeks our last internship of 2016 starts here in Thailand - only one spot left, Details - [ Facebook.com Link ]

If you can't make it your next chance is Sydney, Australia. Details - [ Facebook.com Link ]

Kill the...
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