Group exercise: gazelles at the lake

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Tonight we focused on one of my favorite group exercises: “gazelle.”  With six of us forming a herd (flock?) of gazelles, we took turns leading the group forward, back, diagonal, back.  Running around as a group, being aware of our partners’ directions, responding quickly to changes in direction by the lead gazelle.  Always being aware of the center our our … Read More

Extending our reach: cutting the sky

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Last week, we continued our exploration of the boh — what it feels like to work with it and some simple movements to warm up with. One theme we started to explore was “cutting.” Cutting is one of the basic themes in Shintaido, and you can do it a number of ways: with the boh, with the bokutoh (wooden sword), … Read More