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A Dancer's Guide to the Upper Back

Hi everybody!  Today we discuss the concept of the upper back in ballet dance.  This part of a ballet dancer’s technique is often ignored. Yet it is vital to maintaining correct posture, a high arabesque and many other technical achievements.   827 more words


Time Trials - What do you want to learn?

We will be doing time trials again tomorrow in the usual format with a good warm-up followed by a 400m and 100m time trial.  What do you want to learn from it? 228 more words

Training Skills

Patience Really Is A Virtue

Those of you that have been following my journey for the past three years know how BADLY I’ve wanted to last the 10 minutes of a 16kg snatch set. 448 more words

Kettlebell Sport

Removing a FAT root from The Hawthorn Raft

One of the challenges that face anyone creating bonsai is that they GROW not only above the soil but below, of course all trees need roots however sometimes the roots can cause problems such as oversize and out of scale to the tree, particularly with deciduous species. 253 more words


How to secure a Tall literati tree in a shallow pot.

This is an article I first posted on IBC in 2010, worth a look. The tree is no longer in my personal collection.

This is a Prunus Spinosa that I collected on my 50th Birthday… it’s called ‘Fifty’ and it has been in this pot for 2 years. 312 more words


Han Kengai Yew second wiring and deadwood

I have been working this tree for 5 years, collected in 2011 its hard to imagine that this is the same tree. This is a photo when the tree was first potted up. 112 more words


All About Barre

Hi everybody!  Today’s blog post is kicking off our technique theme for the month!  Not every blog post will be in the technique theme, but most of them will be.   1,285 more words