When: Saturday, June 19th @ 9am EST
Where: Virtual (Google Meet)
How to Register: Click here to reserve your seat!
(Max class size = 20)
See you there!
I hear you...
You may benefit from a class setting.
You may benefit from supplemental mobility training when your activity level is not the same as for someone who trains in martial arts.
And I'm working on making the experience better so that I can make a positive impact to a wider audience.
I'm very excited for this pivot. Watch the video or alternatively read on to see what's coming soon!
Today, I was honored to be invited to observe and support a Dan Shimsa (Black Belt Test) with many candidates at various levels.
I was inspired by the high level of skill, the high number of female candidates, and a  scientific publication that was timely shared. But first, let me start with some context...
[Edit] After initially publishing this post, I participated in more discussions and received other observations. I hope the additional commentaries help in this exploration.
Are low stances beneficial?
Warning: This may get debatable. But I promise I have a point.
I'm just as guilty of once providing instruction / coaching to make sure that the front knee is bent (preferably close to 90 degrees) in front stance (chungul jaseh). My original reasons behind this recommendation included:
Some may argue that there's no other purpose because using exercises throughout the full range of motion is a functional strength and conditioning principle.
But that's just it...What is the function that you are looking to achieve?
Are you reaching down to the floor to perform an action?
Are you bracing yourself for a moment of impact?
Can you safely do both functions without loss of efficiency?
Read up on my latest thoughts, and learn more about upcoming or past events.