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.
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... View details ⇨
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... View details ⇨
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... View details ⇨
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... View details ⇨
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... View details ⇨
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... View details ⇨