I just received my copy of this new RMAX release. I’ve watched it twice and I just love seeing how the Biomechanical Exercises fit in the game of the martial artist. Now, I am not by any stretch of the imagination experienced with martial art. I am a reasonable mover and I find the BME’s to be liberating in removing the adaptations from stress, fear and trauma.
Coach Sonnon does a great job demonstrating the BME’s and giving excellent counterpoints to the nuances of the movement. There where some exercises I’ve never seen before, and I found there where even a few exercises I was doing right What was really cool is hearing the martial art vernacular giving deeper understanding to the creation of the said movement.
As a rock climber with 30+ years of climbing experience, I find considerable crossover of skills from practicing BME. For example, in the squat creep, Coach Sonnon talks about it being a knee strengthener. In the climbing game, this drill teaches you to get the center of gravity of your pelvis under your feet. Foot work is primary in climbing because you can’t just pull your way up the rock. So the development of integrating foot placement to knee orientation to the centerline of your pelvis creates the stability so you can push with your feet, leg drive.
For me, using the tools in the Grappler’s Toolbox isn’t so I will perform better on the mat; it is so I can perform better in everyday life. Deviation happens, and with practicing these skills, my breath, structure, and alignment I will be able to adapt to what ever comes my way. You’ll be seeing me use these exercises in my cycles and circuits for years to come. Thanks Coach Sonnon for another great program!!