Dynamic Stability and the Art of Falling

Dynamic stability is the ability to react effectively to a disturbance that takes us away from equilibrium and balance, mentally and physically.

Dynamic stability is stability acquired through efficient movement.

A study about this issue, done in the Tel Aviv health center, resulted with the conclusion that falls are the main reason for trauma amongst adults over age 65, and the incidence of the cases raise with age. Further, the death rate rises with the age. 

The instructor, Moti Nativ, says, "stability is essential to “preventative medicine" for falls".

Falling is an integral part of most sports, and none more critical than in the martial arts. As early as 1931, Dr. Feldenkrais wrote about falls in his book Jujutsu and Self-Defense:
Special care should be taken to master the forward and backward falls which are the most frequent. They occur in everyday life as well (I myself was saved from death twice thanks to knowing how to fall).” Dr. Feldenkrais states that by acquiring this skill one becomes immune to falls - this is Dynamic Stability.

Read more about the impact of Dr. Feldenkrais on modern Martial Arts in Moti’s article: http://bit.ly/betterjudo

Join us for a fascinating 2-day workshop on the Art of Falling.

Stability and falling, seemingly opposite experiences in our life, are complementary actions that become one through self-preservation.

Nov 10 & 11

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We will turn the principles of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education into practice, teaching principles of efficient and effortless action.

Experience meaningful yet unfamiliar movements, practical yet challenging actions, in a dynamic and safe ways.

Learn to elicit rapid recruitment of more efficient movement patterns using Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons in a safe and interactive situation.

Explore the use of gravity, momentum, timing, and direction of movement to develop abilities such as the dynamic management of balance and counterbalance, and effective interaction with the environment.

This workshop will be engaging, transformational and fun for all! 

About Moti

”My life-long research into movement brings me deeper and deeper to the roots of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais' work. I reveal Moshe Feldenkrais’ development as a martial artist and I show the links between this process and the development of the Feldenkrais Method®.

Mordehai (Moti) Nativ, a retired Colonel from the Israeli Defense Force, is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Shihan in the Bujinkan school of Budo Taijutsu. He holds a black belt in Judo and is a certified Krav Maga instructor. He served four years as the president of the Israeli Feldenkrais Guild.



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