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Sport Movement Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee  Pt. 1

Sport Movement Lessons Learned from Bruce Lee Pt. 1

Using 'No Way As Way' At this point, it’s likely that if you have ever heard me speak, read anything I wrote, or watched me within my craft, you are probably aware of my affinity for the work of the late and great martial artist, and overall movement philosopher,...

Playful Sparring

Playful Sparring

If you follow me on social media, you probably know that I highly enjoy watching mixed martial arts, particularly the UFC, whenever I am not chin deep in American football analysis. This past Saturday, the two worlds converged a bit as I was watching the first of four...

A Movement Form of Life

A Movement Form of Life

You may have heard us talk before about the conceptual idea of one’s Form of Life. Quite frankly, we believe that one’s Form of Life will influence how they do everything.  This Form of Life is about…well…how they live. Thus, it’s always acting as an umbrella over the...

The Use of Questions Under an Ecological Dynamics Approach

The Use of Questions Under an Ecological Dynamics Approach

Ecological dynamics focuses on the establishment of a reciprocal, functional relationship between an individual and the environment, which is why Araujo and Davids [2] propose the idea of “skill adaptation or skill attunement.” The key here is the relationship between...

Navigating the Open Waters

Navigating the Open Waters

It was a bright day full of sunshine with light winds out of the south. A beautiful three-masted ship with sleek lines sat poised to venture into the uncharted waters. It was obvious when viewing the ship that it was expected to navigate the seas, and it was built in...

The need for shared mentorship: THE MOVEMENT ACADEMY

The need for shared mentorship: THE MOVEMENT ACADEMY

We have all heard the cliche quote, “Alone we are strong…together we are stronger” (or at least something along those lines). When it comes to each of our individual learning journeys, these words most certainly apply. I think it’s safe to say that none of us can...

Power of Play

Power of Play

We are a species of play; we all crave aspects of play and fun, and the use of games can be a great tool to enhance this. After all, sports are nothing more than simple games. I want my training environment to be game-like and play-like rather than everything finely...

Co-Adapting with one another: The Movement Academy is here!

Co-Adapting with one another: The Movement Academy is here!

Over the first three years of the Sport Movement Skill Conference, and then again popping up after the release of our first educational course Underpinnings, I have heard a similar message regarding the quality of content and the value associated with the subsequent...

Preparing for Game Day: Individual Periods

Preparing for Game Day: Individual Periods

“Skills transfer, drills do not.” Welcome back to the ‘Preparing for Game Day’ series. For those who missed my first installment (Check it out here), I examined ways teams could improve upon their warm-ups by using a more ecological approach. I would encourage you to...