Real Reviews for this course

  • jaime girona

    “Amazing Toolkit course! The centre development is something usually fogged by a ton of cryptic vocabulary, often to conceal teacher's ignorance about the subject! Chris goes straight to the point. Very clear introductory work that everyone should...”

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    “Amazing Toolkit course! The centre development is something usually fogged by a ton of cryptic vocabulary, often to conceal teacher's ignorance about the subject! Chris goes straight to the point. Very clear introductory work that everyone should try”

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  • Andrew Laing

    “My old aikido sensei used to talk about moving everything from the centre - but that was the only explanation. I never really got it and certainly couldn't do it. The structured and methodical approach that Chris uses means you get to develop thes...”

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    “My old aikido sensei used to talk about moving everything from the centre - but that was the only explanation. I never really got it and certainly couldn't do it. The structured and methodical approach that Chris uses means you get to develop these attributes correctly from a much earlier stage, because they are built up step by step. I'm already feeling my judo improve.”

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Practical training for the Working Centre

Develop the central Nexus of the body

The lower abdomen was famous throughout the Martial Arts for its importance in power, stability and movement. Classically known in some systems as the Dan Tien or Tanden, in the MartialBody it is known as the 'working centre'. In this 'Toolkit' course you will learn practical theory and basic exercises to discover and develop this area of the body.

Included in this course.

  • Train the Centre Point

    Learn a series of practical methods to identify the centre point of the working centre, and then how to rotate around it.

  • Gain Control

    Learn how to rotate around your centre so as to produce precise movement. Also learn how to create the effect of rotation in the tissues so as to fuel your moment.

  • Build your Engine

    Every millimeter of action in the working centre translates to power where it is needed. Build your engine and fuel powerful movement.

  • Deeper & deeper

    This material can fuel a long term exploration of the working centre and how it fits into your personal training. As the skill gets deeper and deeper, the power goes up and up.

  • Precise and detailed explinations

    No woo-woo here. This course give direct and simple explanations and lessons to follow. This work is based on solid anatomical and movement concepts.

  • Toolkit Course

    This is one of the MartialBody Toolkit Courses and therefor contains unique information that spans all of the 6 'Body's of the MartialBody system.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Welcome to the Working Centre Toolkit
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    • Introduction
    • Related Material
    • Precision
    • From Small to Large
  • 02
    Introductory work
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    • Setting up the Frame Recap
    • Waking up the Centre
    • Increasing Density - The Stone Ball
    • Markers for the Centre
    • Markers for the Centre Diagram
    • Minding the breath
    • Placing the Mind in the centre
  • 03
    Centre Point Training
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    • Introduction to Centre Point Training
    • Centre Point Training - Important Reading
    • Increasing Accuracy
    • Horizontal Centre Point Rotation
    • Vertical Centre Point Rotation
    • Oblique Centre Point Rotation & Rotation Summary
    • Moving the Centre Point
  • 04
    Working or Active Centre Training
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    • Developing the Working Centre
    • Related Article on the Utility of the working centre.
    • Feeling the Tissues
    • Condense & Release
    • Condense & Release in Extension
    • Directed Internal Pressures - Using the Ball
    • Directed Internal Pressures - Using the Stick
    • Horizontal Centre Rotation
    • Vertical Centre Rotation
    • Example Solo Exercise - Side to Side Method
    • Example Solo Exercise - Bowling the Ball
    • Course Summary

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