In 1997 unbeknownst to me, I began the process of creating new neural pathways and brain reorganization. I began this process through the martial art called, muay Thai. Several years later I would meet my Sensei.
I was fortunate to train under a Sensei whose instructor (Sigung’s) original instructor was Bruce Lee. Our style was called International martial arts and boxing. The style was based on Bruce Lee’s philosophy of martial arts.
“Research your own experience, absorb what is useful, reject what is useless and add specifically your own creation”.
The process of learning different martial art disciplines was slow for me, but I am thankful that I did not give up on the process. Over the past 24 years I have used this philosophy in my training as a martial artist and in my ongoing brain injury recovery process by finding and using what works for me.
Below are several short recordings of how I use the principle of neuroplasticity in 2021 to create new neural pathways and brain reorganization. I have used different weapons to develop gross and fine motor skills. Have used muay Thai and western boxing to create muscle memory, coordination and agility.
If you have not begun a program create new neural pathways I would encourage you to do so my friend. Doing so will improve your quality of living. It is never to late to begin. I am 64 years old. And as I have found the process of developing new neural pathways and brain reorganization takes time. Lots of time for me.
My encouragement to you, as you begin your process of creating new neural pathways and brain reorganization, don’t judge your efforts. To read more about how to develop a plan to create new neural pathways and brain reorganizations, click on this link: New Neural Pathways.
Click on the start feature of the 2 recordings to see how I have used the principle of neuroplasticity through repetitive mirrored movements. Below these 2 presentations are other recordings of my progress over the years, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. None were made in 2019 and 2020, because of Covid.
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Stick, Knife, Western Boxing, Kali and Wing Chun Drills
created September 2, 2021
Transition Drills to Improve Agility, Focus, Speed and Coordination
created September 6, 2021
Hand Eye Coordination and Precision Drills using Fine Motor Skills
Created September 12, 2021
Using upper and lower body coordination and movement to improve focus, agility and balance of upper body and lower body martial art skills. Created February 14, 2022
Below are Previous recordings of my Progress using Different Martial Art Disciplines
Neuroplasticity through Martial Arts 2013
Neuroplasticity Demonstration August 2014
Brain Injury, Neuroplasticity and Personal Gains August 2015
Balance and Coordination through Repetitive Mirrored Movement 2016
Brain Injury Recovery and Repetitive Mirrored Movements 2017
Improving Our Brain and Body’s Ability to Excel after Brain Injury 2018