“I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is a false simplicity or efficacy of motion which is really laziness, a real master uses slight movements to change the whole outcome of an altercation. Complexity enters the picture when you start acting from the heart, being playful, like a child – but reality lies behind the door and natural law must enter the equation for true mastery and perfection.
Monya Gorelik creator of ISAI and writer of the Natural Motion Center blog explains it best:
“There is infinite number of ways to perform any motor task. We believe that the best way is always the natural way, it means implementation of the Natural Motion. There is our definition for Natural Motion: “Natural Motion is that motion which is closest to the inborn motion applied under existing conditions in order to solve motor problems”. Therefore the Natural Motion in its ideal form is a chain of statokinetic reflexes following each other in sequence.
Actually ISAI is completely based on our belief that the best teacher and coach is Creator or Nature and not human being, doesn’t matter how wise and knowledgeable he or she would be.The main fields of activities and training in ISAI are Martial Art, Motional Art, Therapy, Bodybuilding and Creativity Development. All of them have the same theoretical basis, the same understanding of Natural Motion and closely related practical methods of its development and implementation, which just put stress on different goals of training. ” – Excerpt from Natural Motion Center “Where we are now with ISAI?”
A.A. Kadochnikov – a true master
I’ve always enjoyed watching A.A. Kadochnikov apply his craft. He is one true master and stands with a few people teaching a true, simple yet beautiful natural martial art. May he rest in peace.
“Simplicity is the shortest distance between two points.” ― Bruce Lee, The Tao of Jeet Kune Do