Advance Training Performance System. Level 1
Paul is a personal trainer currently practicing and managing his own fitness club in Prague, Checz Republic. He is originally from Canada, where he practiced martial arts and fitness since 1991. At the age of 19, Paul decided he would like to learn the art of Samurai, so he moved to Japan and spent 10 years there on and off. Later his journey in the field of martial arts continued through Karate, Kickboxing, Boxing, I Ai-do, Kobudo, and Capoeira. But following an injury, he decided that it would be more fulfilling to focus on empowering others. Since then, Paul has been working as a personal trainer. In 2009 he married, and moved to Prague.
We find Paul exceptionally interesting instructor due to his experience and knowledge in many different fields of human movement and fitness. He also has a long list of educational trainings in his background, including full Gray Institute courses, Anatomy trains, McGill method, Craig Liebensons first priciples of movement, DNS and many more. Paul was specifically recommended to as by Craig Liebenson himself.
From this course we expect to learn a fusion of basic principles of human movement, fitness progressions, strength and conditioning, pain management and higher skill movement improvisations.
In this two day course (level 1) we will cover the following topics:
- Posture and Breath
- Anatomical position, centration, distribution of load. Diaphragmic breathing, proximal stiffness for distal mobility, “Kiai” function, Okinawan-breath (grinding) energy leaks, examples, practice
- Eyes and direction of movement
- Where the eyes go the spine as a whole goes, traction based movement vs compression based movement, muscle strategy vs joint strategy, the importance of thought and imagery, purpose and mindfulness, peripheral vision drills, examples, practice.
- CORE stability / Ball bearing joint mobility
- Examples of failed mobility approaches ending in pain, principles of core musculature function vs. limb function, hip and shoulder mobility series, BackFitPro Big 3 by AT
- Core stability vs. Whole body stability
- Explanation, single leg Balance Matrix, headstand, handstand sequence, queda de rins, whole kinetic chain stability – wall drills/programming engrams and training stability/coordination globally
- Global Motor Patterns
- Lunge Matrix, patterns based on hip structure, ground movement patterns, transfer to standing patterns, athletic position (hip hinge) patterns, sagittal patterns, frontal patterns, rotational patterns, swiveling on the balls of the feet, contra-lateral patterns, ipsilateral patterns, building appropriate “engrams”.
- Foot to Core sequencing
- Fixed point + core stiffness vs fixed point + energy leak, timing, appropriate breathing, difference between the hand, foot, knee, forearm, or core being the “fixed point”
Level 2 will be focused more on strenght and conditioning, periodization, athletic competency, spotting and recovery.