Feldenkrais and Martial Arts

Martial artists from all combat disciplines have found that the slow, gentle movements of the Feldenkrais Method® help enhance awareness and improve reflexes. Many Feldenkrais® teachers practice various martial arts disciplines – from Ninjitsu to Tai Chi.

Much has been written about this improved awareness, including a book by Moshe Feldenkrais entitled Higher Judo. Essays can be found in several martial arts publications, as well as in consumer magazines. In a recent article on karate in New Woman, the magazine said,

“For women who cannot, or would rather not take on karate’s level of exertion, there are gentler movement systems that are equally wise about rallying the body’s intelligence: yoga, Tai chi chuan, and the marvelous Feldenkrais Method of Awareness Through Movement® devised by an Israeli physicist who was also (not coincidentally) a judo master.”

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