by Moti Nativ – 2017 We immediately see that Moshe is focusing on breaking an opponent’s balance. He opens with the suggestion for “two ways of finding out and studying means of unbalancing the human body”. “One, form a broad principle like that of maximum efficiency and then proceed to select by trial and error

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by Moti Nativ – 2017 In this section, Feldenkrais answers the leading question, “Of what precisely does that difference of performance consist?” According to him, it is not a skill of one trick or one movement; it is the general manner of doing. The rationale of the elusive difference is based on qualities common to

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Moshe Feldenkrais 1904-1984
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 We have waited since October 1948 for Moshe to reveal his fundamental principles for Better Judo. He was fortunate with an article that T. P. Leggett published on the Budokwai bulletin on October 1948, titled “Butsukari”. I should remind you that at this time Leggett was the chairman of the

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Feldenkrais France Judo Association
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 The first article in this series contains clues that, from our perspective as Feldenkrais Method practitioners, we can identify as basic concepts of the Feldenkrais Method. Here Moshe made an effort to provide a logical background for acquiring master skills that cannot actually be taught. Feldenkrais begins by pointing out

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by Moti Nativ – 2017 A surprise opening for the fourth part: “At least one of the readers is disappointed with Better Judo. I guess that this could mean more than one or even many readers.” Moshe thinks that the Budokwai judo practitioners, who read his article, expected that “the secret of Judo will be

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Author-Moti-Nativ
 

by Moti Nativ – 2017 Better Judo is a series of 5 articles, published from January 1948 until January 1949, which Dr. Feldenkrais wrote for the quarterly bulletin of the Judo Budokwai Club. [divider align=”center” width=”60px”] “A true secret is still a secret even when it is revealed to all.” – Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz,

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Author-Moti-Nativ
 

This article addresses the human aspect of stability during movement. Stability is the foundation of human action in a changing environment, and it is this foundation that allows the existence of the principle of homeostasis.

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TaiChi
 

When I met Moshe Feldenkrais in 1980, I had been doing Tai Chi for about 10 years, and had thought a lot about the lessons it has to teach about how we move and function in the world.

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