'The SpiralBody'

Developing multi-plane movement for deceptive skill

The best fighters in the world work outside of the regular beat pattern or movement rhythm of their opponents. The SpiralBody focuses on moving in complex, circular and spiralling ways to train this ability to 'never be where they think you are'.


About the SpiralBody

For a martial artist or combat sports athlete the ability to move in a way that is unpredictable to the opponent is a big advantage. The very best martial artists and fighters from around the world have the quality of elusiveness to their motion.  The SpiralBody trains this ability so that your partner will never quite know where your power is going from or too, how to deal with it, or how to counter it.

The SpiralBody is the presence of multi-plane movement (spirals) in all methods the practitioner undertakes. It is a trained body quality that isn't conscious and should become the natural state. The SpiralBody Attribute is closely linked with pairing, rising and falling, multiple plans in a single action, joint rotation and drilling or winding motions.

The more complex the movement the quieter the mind becomes. It is very hard to move in complex ways and this has an interesting effect on our psychology. Problems that were at the forefront will move to the back of the mind as we become engrossed in the movements we are undertaking. This is one of the primary health benefits of complex movement practices. With that said, once learned and embedded, the SpiralBody will improve a myriad of different systems. The process of performing the SpiralBody solo training is very similar to 'self massage' with the twisting and coiling providing gentle compression for the tissues of the body.

When someone touches you in martial exchange how useful would it be for you to feel as though you are not quite where they thought? Not only that, but that you appear to be turning under the point of contact? This is what the SpiralBody training will help you achieve making clinching, grappling or trying to control with you a disconcerting endeavor for the opponent. More over, adding twists and spirals to strikes can dramatically change how power is transferred into the opponent, in fact the strike can feel entirely different and devastatingly powerful.

Spiral body training uses joint and body rotations to move from linear movement to circular, and finally to spiraling. As the practitioner moves up the complexity pyramid they will notice that movements feel much more complicated. But this constant struggle to move with complexity will be ‘burning in’ this type of movement, so that even seemingly straight motions will have a tightly bound spiral inside of them.


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