On February 14th we will be hosting a movement workshop at SBG Concorde. You will hear top fighters like Conor McGregor talk about the need to master your own body and be in complete control of it during the chaos that is combat sports.
"Movement is your foundation. The more I coach the more I understand this to be as, if not more, important than individual martial arts techniques. Take a movement master like Ido Portal and with minimum training he's going to be far superior to most martial artists training their whole life". - John Kavanagh
Attending will also be Physiotherapist Tobias Ammitzbøll, who specialises in Movement and Pain Management, alonsgide a career as a martial artist. Visiting us from Denmark, Tobias will be conducting a special workshop on controlling your body.
Movement training for fighters will take inspiration from the likes of Ido Portal and RootlesRoot. The workshop will focus on:
- Locomotion patterns: Across-the-floor movements that (re-)connects the individual with the ground. Develops a much more movement functional pressing strength in the upper body, as well as efficient lower body mobility (mobility as in flexibility PLUS strength!).
- Mobility: Creating strength where there is flexibility, and flexibility where there is strength. We will work drills that strengthen the joints, going out of the perfect alignment, with the goal of bulletproofing the body in some of the most injury-prone positions
- Partner drills: We will work reaction, speed and movement communication with specific partner drills.
- Straight Arm Scapular Strength and Handstands: Most are working their Bent Arm Strength, but overlook the root of their arm: the shoulder blade. Strength and muscular control of the subscapular muscles, the rotatorcuff and the entire shoulder girdle are crucial for pre- and rehabbing the shoulder joint, punching power and adds to the overall arm strength tremendously. We will work towards the handstand to truly challenge the implementation of the drills, and to work the specific breathing pattern and mental aspect of this skill as well. Plus you'll have a neat post-victory celebration/partytrick to work towards!
Non SBG Members - €50
SBG ATG Members - €20
SBG Members - €10
Fees payable on the day to Joey Breslin at the reception desk.
All fees collected used to fund SBG BJJ Competition team travel expenses