Wheeler Systema European Master Class Day 4

The fourth and last day of the 2016 Wheeler Martial Arts European Master Class commenced with tuition from Martin on how to help heal the psyche and relax the body through the finer points of walking massage. One of the main blockages to relaxing when being massaged is the pain, however Martin explained that pain of a massage is not the pain of an injury, and this should be realised by us all. Working on our partner’s body by walking the tension to the surface from deep within the muscle each individual again searched inside themselves for way to accept… Continue reading

Wheeler Systema European Master Class Day 2

After a sound night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we gathered for Master Class day two. Martin began with telling us he wished to work on striking this session, but we were to begin with working with sticks. These would be initially use as a warm up method, two partners to one stick would attempt to twist the stick in different ways and directions trying to twist it simultaneously from each other’s grip whilst ensuring the shoulders are kept relaxed. This would be done whilst passing it around the body and whilst going to and from the floor. After this… Continue reading