michael ryan

On Teaching


Michael Ryan   I think we often mistake teaching for being told what to do by someone. Is explicit instruction good teaching?  If one can take a person from A to B, in a simple step-by-step manner, then they are usually considered a great teacher.  Although, in my experience, this style tends to creates dependency […]

Elderly ‘Exercise’

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Michael Ryan Recorded conversation with my teacher, Jozef Frucek. Dated December 10th 2016. There’s no denying what Jozef is saying, but rarely would anyone articulate these thoughts. It’s a brutal truth, that we will all grow old and die. So much so that we often trick ourselves into thinking that it will never be us. […]

The Science of Buy-In


Michael Ryan     – •Hundreds of Arm Swings• From the outside, this is unimpressive compared to the physiques and party tricks you can find in instaland, but why would this simple move be preserved throughout generations? What can the practitioner extract from this? Do you need someone else to tell you the benefits? Does […]

Fighting Monkey Athletic Development


Michael Ryan   Creative challenges of space, tracking, and coordination #athletictraining #sportsperformance #precision #sensitivity #perception #reaction #timing #rhythm #coordination #neuroplasticity #exposure #creativity #fightingmonkey_rootlessroot A post shared by Michael Ryan B.S., CSCS, FRCms (@performanceform) on Feb 1, 2017 at 7:46pm PST Reactionary and Attentional Agility Agility ladder training: Look down at your feet while repeating the […]