Archive for the ‘Martial Arts’ Category

Balance in Challenge Workshop Nov 9th – 15th by Peter Sweet and Jea9

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Hi everybody!
For all of you who missed the fabulous first BnC workshop in Berlin: this is your chance to sign up and play and challenge yourself for an entire week!!!
Be quick, we can only host a small group (max. 12 participants).
Cheers, Jea9

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Balance in Challenge is an intensive program designed to expand your awareness, deepen your understanding of your own movement and provide you with tools for staying present under pressure.

In three one-on-one Alexander Technique lessons, we will work with you on improving your basic coordination by quieting extra tension and energizing your system towards a dynamic state of poise. In 18 hours of group classes we will explore exercises from physical theatre, clowning, martial arts, dance and juggling. Within this playground, we will observe how each of our ways of moving affects everything that we do. We will challenge you to keep breathing, stay grounded and respond to many situations with ease.

This is NOT a workshop about learning tricks, dance moves or clowning. BUT it will present you with powerful tools to develop HOW you move, dance, juggle, perform and live in the world. Come prepared to play at your own ‘edges’, the places just on the borders of your comfort zones. Ideal for actors, dancers, circus performers and anyone who is interested in the relationship between movement, health and expression. No experience required.

“It is no exaggeration to say that the insights I gained will stay with me forever, enriching my personal and professional development.” Liam Wilson Juggler/Artist

“I had the feeling the workshop brought back what I once knew and now have forgotten.” Henning Fischer MD

When: 9th – 15th November 2014
Where: Berlin-Kreuzberg
What: 6 times 3hrs group classes (afternoon); 3 private Alexander Technique lessons
For whom: actors, dancers, circus performers and anyone interested
Level: all levels; no experience required. The group classes are mainly taught in English. Translation possible into German and French.
Price: early-bird price: 275 euros (sign-up until Oct 10th); regular: 325 euros
!!! Places strongly limited (max. 12 participants)!!!

For more details and questions, please contact Jeanine Ebnöther Trott at or call 0041 76 441 59 81
Looking forward to seeing you guys!!!

Abbas Farid 2011 – Football Freestyle

Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Abbas Farid is a British Football Freestyler who’s won competitions and awards and that sort of thing, check out his website here: for lots of info about that.

He does ace body rolling obviously, and integrates foot juggling, acrobatics and some amazing ball control that I’ve never seen before. He’s a bit good in other words. 😀

How to fight shadows… with a sword

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
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Via Reddit.

El Hombre – Compilation

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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YouTube – El Hombre.
Great Skills compilation video. Hey, I recognise one of those guys from somewhere.
Thanks to Jon for the link.
Previous video from Esteven – C.A.P.

Friday Fun – Greatest movie action scene ever (featuring balls & robots)

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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Hands down, the most awesome action scene from any movie ever. I challenge you to come up with anything even close.
Via Reddit

Made in Taiwan [Trailer] : New Diabolo vid on the download market

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

New 25 minute juggling film from Arjan Groenendijk:

Made in Taiwan, as the title implies, is shot in Taiwan over a period of 6 weeks during Arjan’s internship at MHD. The editing is done by Martijn Halekor and the music is provided by Bas Septer (Substrate). The collaborative effort between these three creators has resulted in a 25 minutes long diabolo film. The 10 chapters contain Arjan’s unique diabolo manipulations and innovative, technical diabolo juggling.

Download the full video at

Only € 5 for a dose of inspiration (not to mention funding a very talented artist)

5 years, 1000 posts, 1 000 000 views

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

LED type 02 / light painting
Five and a half years after starting MoM, we have; 1 book, 2 weddings, several MoM workshops, and over 1 000 000 unique visitors (according to our stats counter).
And this is MoM’s 1000th blog post.
Thanks for reading, and here’s to the next 5 years.
The above image is from theFlickr acrylic balls pool. by Maido of Japan.

Acrobatics: Batteries not Included

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
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Lewie West shows that there is still lots left to be done with the human body. In particular with his body. He can do some kinda crazy full twist gainer dive forwards roll…. It’s super sweet, as is the rest of the video. I am in awe of the straightness of his legs during his ‘trickz’.

I like how each video has its own vocabulary of new movements he’s researching. A constant inspiration to us all to keep creating and innovating. WIN.

Friday fun: Ball Contact, Ouch!!

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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Sports Science: “World Record Kick to the Groin”
“How much punishment can the human body withstand? Sports Science explores Combat Ki with the help of Rod Sacharnoski and American Gladiator Justice.”
Brings a whole *new* meaning to Ball Contact.
Warning to our gentlemen readers: Cannot be unseen.

Capoeira D1 Autre Monde

Sunday, March 1st, 2009
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Capoeira demo from the d1autremonde Show company.vidéo directed by from Alsoprodby.with the capoeirists Isaak and Bicudinho(grupo Senzala de Santos

Tight editing – great video. Their site is currently down.

Friday Fun – Mexican wresting!!!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
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Really enjoyed this clip of Mascarita Dorada.
Thanks to for the link 😉

Friday Fun: Bruce Lee Ping Pong

Friday, December 5th, 2008

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Not sure how staged this is, ie, how much are the ping pong players playing down their skillz? No matter, the late, great Bruce Lee is here playing ping pong against one and then two people, using Nunchaku instead of a traditional paddle.

No matter how much they are letting Bruce win, he is still hitting a ping pong ball with Nunchaku, and tricking with it as well.

Thanks Bazz for the video.
Pssst. It’s CGI.