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Story and pictures by Paduka Fansiar
You may have seen them by the Thongsala Pier most evenings. A group of men and women practicing weird and unorthodox physical exercises. Sometimes bare-handed, sometimes with sticks, slings and other props.
They were members of the Primal Movement. Phanganist was curious enough to have a chat with their instructor, Ivan Zoric, who was kind enough to explain what Primal Movement is all about.
The core of the practice is to reconnect to the primal physique, learning about the human body, eliminating mobility issues and injuries, building raw organic strength, working on coordination and complex movement patterns, balancing on hands and feet, interacting with another body, and engaging in play.
The idea of Primal Movement was inspired by the physical Movement culture. A paradigm shift where people stopped isolating themselves in their specialist fields and started to cross train with each other, creating much more generalist practice of being a human. There is nothing new under the sun.
How does Primal Movement differ/complement other martial arts currently available on Koh Phangan, like Muay Thai or boxing?
Primal Movement is not a Martial Art itself. It is a perspective on how we perceive physicality, health and movement.
A toolbox you can use to deconstruct, understand and practice any movement art. Right now, the main aim for Primal Movement is to complement Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Arguably the most complex movement art out there.
For upcoming workshop/classes/notifications, add them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PrimalMovementFFP/ or check out their website fightflightplay. com:
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