Meeting Oneself

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Nadia Genois   I have always loved dancing. I remember when I was little, going to see The Nutcracker with my father. Imagination fertile, body touched, I came back announcing that I wanted to be a rat in The Nutcracker. Note the rat here, we will come back to it. Maybe. It took several years […]

Facing Fears

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What Thinking Looks Like

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Communicating from a Place of Sickness & Pain

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Dare Sohei   a brief(?) communication about the time i am in:   this is a water tiger (death-fear) year, and all of my inherited and conduct/ignorance related disease symptoms have returned in not a small way. i have learned, brutally, over the last 42 years, about living a life based on a disability justice […]

Terrestial Nostos

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Dave Wardman   * ‘nostos’ is a Greek term connected to the Odyssey that means ‘homecoming’/’returning home via sea after long adventures’ but that carries with it an idea of spiritual homecoming.. perhaps even coming back to the beginning on a different level that when one left.   [*] terrestrial nostos After terrestrial nostos [νόστος]* I […]

Ego & Expression

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The Shweel

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Flow as a Warmup

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Improvisation

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Inarticulate vs. Articulate Movement

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Jason Round   Definition [Movement] is a fluid term which involves an interplay between both involuntary/inarticulate and voluntary/articulate movement.   The first step of any critical interrogation is definition. This is necessary so that readers can understand what is meant by the term ‘movement’ when it is used throughout any previous and consequent criticisms and theorisations whilst outlining the field for […]

Feel More Capable

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Jenn Pilotti   In our quest for the mind body connection, we have moved further away from it. We focus on perfect alignment, experiencing full expansion, pushing to be more: more flexible, more fit, more strong.   But what if establishing a mind body connection actually came from thinking less and feeling more? What if […]

See Me So I Can See Myself

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Nick Konow       View this post on Instagram   Some audio on seeing and being seen, on the stories we tell others and those stories we tell ourselves. The visual, meaningless. I am a screensaver. I am a dolphin swimming in the ocean. A post shared by N I C K K O […]

Usefulness of Expression

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Brandon Chien     View this post on Instagram   ⠀ The task I gave myself here was “slow is smooth, smooth is fast.” Was I building my fitness or expressing my movement? ⠀ Building fitness used to mean doing squats, presses, heavy lifting, and hard training. ⠀ Now it means something different. Learning rhythm, […]

Call Me

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Nick Konow   “Call me everyday.” That’s what he said, so that’s what I did. This was 7 or so years ago and my 2nd of many AA Meetings. The man who told me to call was a man I met that very night. I asked him to be my sponsor that night, too. That’s […]

The Artist vs. the Athlete

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Margot Ciccarelli   They are both labels by themselves, but if you could only pick one, which one would you choose?  Jiu-jitsu is one of those things that encompasses both artistry and innovation, but yet still remains to be an athletic endeavour. It isn’t to say jiu-jitsu is uniquely the only art that intertwines both […]

A Man Waves

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Nick Konow       View this post on Instagram   Maybe the best Monday morning tutorial most of you WON’T DO. #DANCEMINUTE got you feeling self conscious, grappling with your idea(s) about what expression should look like? Begin with a limb. And follow that limb, fight that limb, consider the relationship of that limb […]

We Must Feel

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Nick Konow   When practicing a skill, hunt for the feeling.   A stretch is present in all the yielding, pushing, reaching, grasping and pulling that we do.   We just might not be looking for it.   If we search for the stretched tissue, we can get clearer on the contraction we are producing […]

This Also May Be God

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Nick Konow   This also may be god. Why Fitness is basic and physical attributes are shiny, empty, ribbons.      I don’t believe in the value of attaining the Attributes of strength, power, conditioning and mobility.   (in and of themselves.)   It’s akin to chasing the attitude of happiness, asserting our willpower over  […]

Keep Doing Things

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Nick Konow   K E E P D O I N G T H I N G S. // Do them past boredom. Far past it. Do them while being hung up on what they really mean to you, and even more so when struggling with what YOU really mean to IT. Do them as […]