As a family, we're slowly returning to a normal routine, which includes having our dojang / training space available after renovations.
I've experienced two major breaks into my personal practice. It amazes me how this time, natural movements and an internal focus make such a positive impact in the transition back from time off. Remembering the previous lessons learned, and always a work in progress.
Here's a preview into my personal practice: experiencing Dangsoodo inResONEnce.
I was recently inspired by one of our students in our Mobility inResONEnce program to really reflect on the WHY behind our HOW.
Recently, I received this update:
I continue to be amazed by this student's forward mindset and commitment. It's not my story to share, but this student was extremely forthcoming with past histories and current challenges.
In our Discovery Call, I was even the first to say that I'm not sure if I'm a good fit for the student's needs, but that I'm willing to try and learn.
We started with Mobility Assessments.
We allowed life to take over through the holidays, but continued to commit on a once-a-week session when the schedule fit.
We modified the programming carefully each week, taking notes of how things felt before, during, and after each session.
And in less than 10 mobility sessions, progress!
My personal trainer recently posted her frustration on how so many trainers record their clients during the workout of the day while allowing bad form to continue on the video posted on social media.
If she only knew what I was thinking at that very moment...
I was just watching a video from a martial arts feed with the same exact thing.
The challenge with our bodies is that our brain does not execute the same signals for movement in the same exact order in each repetition. This is why we practice: to teach our brains to adapt to minimize these variables as much as possible.
But you may be missing out on training longevity (and keeping student retention) if you're only looking for the final position of the task, such as the actual kick in a jump kick technique.
Watch this excerpt from our Warm-ups inResONEnce video on how to regress and assess knee stability in your jump kick landings.
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