Last week I wrote a post about the secrets to looking after you knees and back. The essence of which was “move correctly!” Now to give a bit more guidance in this area I’ve put together a new video that gives instruction on creating proper alignment.
In this video I cover the following:
- The bracing sequence. In a previous post I included a link to a video by Kelly Starret who goes into this sequence, unfortunately, the video is difficult to follow. This video will hopefully be much clearer. The sequence will give you a fast and efficient way to align your spine.
- How to squat. Martial arts (and in fact most movements in life) are essentially a variation on squatting. Learning how to bend your knees properly to bear your weight is essential to healthy practice.
- Applying bracing and squatting mechanics to wide/square postures, ie those used for longsword and wrestling.
- Applying bracing and squatting mechanics to narrow/linear postures, ie those used for rapier and spear.
I hope you enjoy the video. Feel free to share it with others. Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions.