THE SCIENCE OF FORMLESS FLOW by Monya Gorelik, M.Sc.

Friday, June 15, 2018

NEW AND REVOLUTIONARY WAY OF TRAINING


It will not be exaggeration to say that everybody wants to look and feel vital and healthy, move elegantly and effortlessly, have proud natural posture and nicely formed body. In other words, all of us have a dream - to feel and look naturally attractive, harmonious and energetic, graceful and strong.
This is a dream of almost all of us, but in most cases this dream is hard to achieve. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

BACK TO MOVEMENT FUNCTIONALITY




Movement functionality is all we need if we mean movement.

First of all, we have to ask ourselves what is a movement functionality? 
After that, what does it change in our definition if we add the word "natural"?

Great majority of people instinctively understand the meaning of this expression. Nevertheless, this instinctive understanding can be not sufficient if we want to go deeper with this understanding and especially if we want to train movement of any kind, sport or motor skill.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

FIRE IN THE STORMY SKY


I already published my theory and proved that ancient Daoist principles and symbols belong to ancient biomechanics as Emperor Fuxi formulated it.

According to this theory the phases of cycle of motion received in ancient times poetic expression.
Emperor Fuxi, which name means propagator or disseminator in Hebrew (interesting that the name of his wife is Nuqva, which means female in Hebrew) invented Fuxi Bagua or eight trigrams of Fuxi and used these trigrams in his biomechanical model.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

BOUNCE-PUNCH AND ABSORPTION-PUNCH




It is a well-known fact that most of our movements have the very same origin – our natural, inborn locomotion. The only exclusion might be fine motor skills like writing, piano and most other musical instrument playing, drawing with a pencil and so on.

Humans' bipedal gait has a lot in common with the quadrupedal gait of the great majority of mammals. During walking or running our arms actually simulate the forward limbs movements of quadrupeds while they walk or run, even though our arms assist us in keeping balance and rotating the torso and don’t participate directly in the propulsion of our body.

Therefore, we have to expect that when considering Martial Arts movement our punches would also have a lot in common with quadrupeds' manner of locomotion or movement in space like walking or running.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

EXERCISING IN DIFFERENT SURROUNDINGS AND NATURAL MOTION



Exercising is extremely important for our health, for both physical and mental well-being.

Health and well-being are considered and intuitively understood as a natural phenomenon, something inborn, something that in ideal conditions could be found everywhere, until the rational human mind diverts it from it's course.

There are many forms of exercise, but currently I would like to speak about physical exercises related to movement and strength development.

Over the past few years, many coaches began to speak about returning to a natural state of health and physical abilities by means of CrossFit training in natural surroundings,

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

LIGHTNESS IN TAIJI CHUAN, SAIM IN FORMLESS FLOW and UNIVERSAL BEAUTY




One of the most important features of Taiji Chuan is lightness. The lightness is the source of sensitivity and some Masters consider sensitivity as a purpose of Taiji Chuan.
According to "The Classics of Taiji Chuan" practicing lightness opens the door to the realm of exceptional sensitivity. Finally, even "a feather can be felt". Practicing the lightness with every movement leads one to the most advanced techniques and highest achievements in Taiji Chuan.
The final achievement of this process, according to Daoism, is Wu Wei or Non-action in the midst of action.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

HOW TO BUILD UP AN INDIVIDUAL SAIM TRAJECTORY



SAIM or Self Annihilating Inertial Motion is one of the most profound inventions of Evolution. The very existence of SAIM, probably, is the most important reason for supreme efficiency of the highly developed living organisms. More than that, SAIM seemingly is a general law of Universe for every natural motion based phenomenon.

In this article I describe in general terms how to achieve SAIM and what kind of result we can hope to get. I wrote it from my personal experience. I don't discuss the technical results and methods of training, it means that this article isn't dealing with general form of SAIM trajectory, its dynamics and other technical issues.