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

Monday, June 12, 2017

THE NEED IN CHANGE OF ACTIVITY
AND
TRANSFER OF TRAINING RING




HOW THIS ARTICLE APPEARED

The idea to write this article flashed in my brain early in the morning, at Apr 17, 2017, 06:25 AM.
Later I called to Prof. Vadim Rotenberg and discussed it with him.
Vadim fully supported my idea about need in change of activity as a result of Search Activity Concept (developed by him together with Prof. Arshavsky).

ABSTRACT

Mastering of specific motor skill or art leads to increasing the urge of introducing of new complementing additional activities (ADACTs) in training schedule as it's predicted by Search Activity Concept (SAC, developed by Prof. Rotenberg and Prof. Arshavsky).
Then the Transfer of Training effect on the main motor skill happens. This influence can be positive, negative or neutral. Of course the strong positive influence is a most desirable one. The problem is that normally while choosing the new activity we don't take in account the Transfer of Training.  Actually there are great number of Transfers of Training that occur in all directions between main skill and ADACTs and ADACTs themselves.
The same problem occurs when we perform special exercises in order to improve our daily regular natural activities like walking, sitting, standing stance and general motion. This problem has the utmost importance for the most of us.
The article will offer some ideas how to increase the positive effect of such new activities. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

THE SECRET TREASURE OF FUXI – THE PRACTICE OF HARMONY
by
Gorelik Monya, M.Sc. Applied Mathematics


ABSTRACT

Our investigation shows that the general form of the natural motion of living beings and specifically that of humans is similar to Taiji symbol.

The natural motion trajectories of the different body parts produce a repeating fractal general Taiji pattern.

The eight trigrams and hexagrams of Fuxi describe synchronization between different parts of the body moving naturally along these Taiji-formed trajectories. The names of trigrams reflect the character of the natural motion and the sounds it can produce.

The natural motion makes maximal usage of relaxation and of inertial and reaction forces. These principles correspond to Pu and Wu Wei principles in Daoism. The body proportions which provide this kind of motion correspond to Golden Ratio, the etalon of beautiful proportions.

The fractal structure of the natural motion corresponds to Hundun in Daoism and Oneness.

Our research also provides a new possible way of developing Wen Wang and Mawangdui Bagua.


Together Daoist principles, Taiji symbol and Fuxi Bagua provide a detailed description of the natural motion and practical guidelines to its practice.


The research lead to the creation of natural exercises for the cultivation of harmony and health and for the implementation of them in Natural Martial Arts and other natural skills.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

NATURAL MOTION
OR
MOTOR SKILL,
WHAT IS A DIFFERENCE?




In previous chapters I already defined what is Natural Motion. It is a motion that is close to inborn motion as much as possible when applied under existing conditions in order to solve motor problems. I also discussed numerous advantages of implementation of Natural Motion in every human activity as well as complete lack of disadvantages.
The Pure Natural Motion is completely based on inborn motor reflexes. It has the most perfect bio-mechanics as was explained earlier – the bio-mechanics of the waves starting from the body and running toward the palms like the wave that running along the rope of the whip. No intelligence-constructed movements, no sophisticated tools can be found in the Pure Natural Motion. It rather looks as absolutely ordinary motion, really nothing special, just very graceful, light and variable. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

THE THEORY
of
RECAPITULATION
of
BREATHING
or
HOW WE BREATH




The living organisms passed long way of evolution developing from the most primitive one-cell creatures into the most complicated creatures with humans on the top of the scale. The motor control mechanisms or mechanisms that brain uses to perform and control different motor skills also developed during the evolution from the very primitive level to its present highly developed state. The Nature or Creator nevertheless didn't throw away all previous motor control methods. Instead of it these once leading and most developed levels of motor control converted to be the servants of the new, more progressive motor control levels. I already wrote about this in the previous chapters. I called it recapitulation of motor control.

My study and research of breathing shows that very similar process happened during the evolution with breathing. It's not surprising of course.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

THE NEW NAME FOR THE BLOG

Dear friends and visitors of my blog,


The name of the blog changed and is THE ART OF FORMLESS MOTION now.
This new name reflects the idea of the motion free of the intervention of the rational mind as much as possible.