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How to roughhouse 2: King of the log and intro to grappling

Continuing on our roughhousing theme. We use King of the log as our first game to introduce grappling. It's also one of the first games were we play with full resistance. What we have found even when people claim to not be at all competitive, they will enjoy intense...

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How Start Roughhousing

Last week we touched base on the evolution of roughhousing and the many different ways it benefits us, but how do you get started? Are You Ready to Start Roughhousing? You can definitely learn a lot about roughhousing by taking some martial arts classes; Brazilian...

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The Most Important Form of Play

This is the single most repressed and yet important form of play that you need to start doing now. The Most Fundamental Activity What if I told you there was an activity that was fundamental to our physical mental and emotional development? Something that...

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Playing Slaps

Playing slaps: This might look scary from the outside, I was unsure the first time I saw this played, but listen to his laughs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKg2tu-DRFc Many years ago I saw video of father and son playing this very intensely and I was pretty...

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Is it Ok if I Cry While I Jump?

This is the powerful question Maura Ratcliff asked me during last years Return to the Source. Accepting Our Emotions As we were traversing Whatcom creek. I caught up with the group to see her eyeing up a jump over the creek between two large boulders just upstream...

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Human movement comes from nature!

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. Theodosius Dobzhansky Physical education is a form of applied biology Margarette Streicher Yes there are basics to human movement, we can only know them by understanding the human being in its...

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March Content Round up

Hey guys we have had a ton of recent content come out which we haven't kept the site up to date on. Check it out and make sure you didn't miss anything. I appeared on two podcasts this month. The align podcast with bodyworker, mover and mobility expert Aaron Alexander...

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Learning from your elders

Learn from your elders. My dad is not primarily a physical culturalist. He does not believe in training, just doing. I am not sure he fully got parkour when I first started it. He comes from a time when most of what we call parkour now was just the way kids...

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Laura Bruner Testimonial

Laura Bruner was one of our students at last years Return to the Source Seminar and we have stayed close since she is coming back this year to teach nutrition and organize a bounty of local organic paleo food. Check out what she had to say about last year. "I have...

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