A while back, I wrote a piece on the "Bodyflow" and Circular Strength Training® of the fictional Spiderman. I wasn't a comic book guy, but when I saw the movie Spiderman, I saw Movement Sophistication at its fictional best.
When I saw the "Making of Catwoman", I was really intrigued as I discovered how they used the art of Caporiera and a specialist in the biomechanics of felines was used as a pattern of movement for the character. I was especially intrigued by the use of Caporiera, for I just recently began to add movement patterns from Caporiera in my Bodyflow workshop, for Anything for the sophistication of movement is my motto.
The movie was very forgetful, but my eyes and imagination was glued to the biomechanics. I saw countless flat-footed, ball and even a Cossack squat. As well as, quad squats, elevated Scorpion, hurdler squat, climber squat, leg swoops a version of a swing split(excellent for takedowns) and the Long arm roll and reverse Long arm roll.
I must of made of a half dozen BMEs and kinetic chains just watching the movie.
On one of my sets of flyers for my workshop, I have pictures of Spiderman and Catwoman with the statement, "Do you want to move like Spiderman or Catwomen?"
Hoping I can get at least a couple new inspired clients while these movies are out. I don't know if it will work or not.
Nonetheless, Bodyflow has really changed the way I perceive movement. Sometimes it's as if I only see motion and body mechanics, rather than hear words. It changes the way you view sports, dance, animal movements, fights and just normal daily biomechanics.