Below you’ll find an interview with an amazing artist and inspiring human. We are honored to present the gorgeous Samantha Emanuel of UK/France. She is of the very first instructors to generously donate an instructional video – titled ‘Happy Hips’ to our Dance4Children online charity movement channel. The video is part of ‘Spinal Waves 102’… Read More Interview with Samantha Emanuel
This post is a bit of an experiment. It is a mix of what we did during the dance workshop titled ‘Making an Entrance’ and the things I’ve learned during that weekend. Because the lessons fade too fast! The workshop was part of a coaching visit for Helène, a beautiful dancer from France/Sweden, and the… Read More Making an Entrance
That is what Martial Arts after 40 is about; a journey of self, a discovery of the boundlessness of your mind and body, working as one, expressing your inner joy and wisdom. This book was a present to myself on my 40th birthday. A fantastic read for Martial Arts practitioners of any age. Martial Arts… Read More Martial Arts after 40
It gets better. Something good to remember – especially for things that ‘take their time’. I love listening to podcasts. Usually I take the time to tune in on my way to/from ballet class, or while I’m doing administration work and chores at home. Even when the topics are not really dance related, they often… Read More It gets Better
We were lucky enough to spot these heralds of autumn on our Oberallgäu walks this September. Can you name them?
So.. only a few weeks to go before this year’s ballet recital of Ballettschule Renoldi in Aachen, DE This year I will be dancing in a few of the intermediated/advanced student group dances, including – some of these – on pointes. A first for me.. dancing on stage en pointes at 40(!) The dances –… Read More Let’s Dance
This September we had the honour to participate in the 7th Rheinland-Pfalz Cup Haidong Gumdo in Bad Kreuznach, DE A fantastic weekend of Korean Sword Art, hosted and organized by Kampfkunstverein Cheong Do e.V. Bad Kreuznach On Saturday there was a competition featuring special guests EUHDGD Headmaster Sang Hyun Han as well as Senior Grandmaster… Read More 7th Rheinland-Pfalz Cup HDGD
A gorgeous hike to the waterfall complex of Hinang, as well as the nearby ‘Eybachstobel’ in Oberallgäu, Bavaria. Enjoy!
Note: In preparations for this event, I’ve also created a blog post with tips for photoshoots – go check it out! Below are a few impressions (more to follow soon!) from this year’s ‘Shoot4Children’ event – a charity photoshoot for Dance4Children – with huge thanks to the incredibly talented Philippe Rikir, our generous Makeup Artists… Read More Shoot4Children 2019
Today in HaiDong GumDo (Korean Sword Art) class, we practiced Deon-Jeo Begi (throw cutting) For students of our (colour grade belt) level, this means throwing a small object (for instance a tennis ball, or light rubber ball) up in the air, drawing your (non-sharp wooden practice-) sword with that same hand(!), and cutting the thrown… Read More Sword and Ball