Breath, bones and gentleness: Coaching, Teaching and Creating Martial Arts for Clients with Disabilities, Limitations and Chronic Illness || Jon Mills

Jon Mills || Kunst des Funkelns

Weapons: None

This 2 hour workshop will cover how to create a lasting and sustainable martial arts practice for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses, drawing on Jon's background as a martial arts instructor with a disability, internal martial artist and client centered coach.

In this hands-on class we will cover:

-removing entry barriers

-understanding and adjusting movement patterns

-creating empowering systems for all levels of engagement

-incorporating breathing and mindfulness into practice

-warm up, cool down and self care strategies including stretching, self massage and mental health check ins.

-working standing, from a chair, or on the ground

-implementing these as both a coach and athlete.