On April 14, 2023, I will be speaking to the Seminole Spirt Speech and Language Support Group in Woodstock, Georgia, on the topic of “How I Use Neuroplasticity to Empower my Life” through zoom.
The Presentation will be Highlights from my below Article
How I Use Neuroplasticity to Create New Neural Pathways and Brain Reorganization
Several years ago, I received a comment and a question from a Mom asking how her son could use neuroplasticity.
“How could my son could go about this process?”.
The comment and question was in response to the below article.
Neuroplasticity, Small Successes, and Learning/Re-learning Skills and Skill Sets
To Improve my Brain and Body Connection
In my experience, I needed to engage in repetitive mirrored movements on both sides of my body.
In my experience I needed to create new neural pathways and brain reorganization one movement at a time.
I needed to do so by mirroring movements on both sides of my brain and body. My affected side and non affected side of my brain and body.
I needed to mirror (repeat) every movement that I made with my unaffected side of my body with the affected side of my body. Watch my demonstrations (below) to see what I mean.
What Helped me to Progress in my Ongoing Brain Injury Process
In my experience, I needed to then engage in 9 habits to gain the benefits. The benefits of engaging in repetitive mirrored movements.
9 Habits to be Successful in Developing New Neural Pathways and Brain Reorganization — One Repetition at a Time
Hard-work, Commitment, Determination, Drive or Motivation, Discipline, Fortitude, Persistence, Tenacity and Courage
For a more detail explanation of these 9 habits, click on this link:
Nine Habits to Benefit from Using the Principle of Neuroplasticity
Demonstrations of my Development Using the Principle of Neuroplasticy
Scroll Down to watch 10 short demonstrations of my using the Principle of Neuroplasticity
My Back Ground Training in Different Martial Art Disciplines
I started training/drilling in muayThai kickboxing in 1996. I start training in International Martial Arts and Boxing in 2000. I had meniscus tears in my right knee in February 2008. I rehabbed for 9 months and began training again in 2009 through different martial art disciplines.
In 2013 I spoke at an international conference and part of my keynote presentation was on the benefits of neuroplasticity. A friend helped me to create my 1st video demonstration in September 2013 in advance of my keynote presentation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless and add specifically your own creation.” Bruce Lee
How I Use the Principle of Neuroplasticity
How I use the principles of neuroplasticity to create new neural pathways and brain reorganization.
In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2021 I was fortunate to have had several individuals record presentations.
Because of a shoulder injury and Covid I was not able to record in 2019 and 2020.
Presentations of my development using the principles of neuroplasticity to develop new neural pathways and brain reorganization through repetitive mirrored movements.
Scroll down to watch each of these short presentations.
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Bruce Lee
“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful, Reject what is useless. And add specifically what is your own creation.” Bruce Lee
The Goal — Being a Work in Progress
The goal has been to improve my ability to mirror the same abilities on both the non-dominant side (left side) of my body with the dominant side (right side) of my body. As in the below demonstrations, I engage both sides of my body (my hands, arms, elbows, legs, knees, and feet).
I engage both sides of my body to improve my gross, fine motor skills and muscle memory. I engage both sides of my body to improve my dexterity, hand-eye coordination, agility, balance, stamina, precision, focus and awareness. I engage both sides of my body to improve my skills and abilities.
I engage both sides of my body to improve and enhance the quality of my life and well-being. I engage both sides of my brain and my body to create.
Create Your Own Program
In the event that you have not begun, I would encourage you to create a program. Create a program that will empower you to create neural pathways and brain reorganization. Brain reorganization through repetitive mirrored movements on your dominant and non-dominant sides of your body. Brain reorganization to improve and enhance your quality of life and well-being.
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
Due to a shoulder injury I was unable to create a video presentation in 2019. Due to Covid I was unable to create a video presentation in 2020.
Stick Fighting, Knife, Western Boxing & Wing Chun Drills Created
September 2, 2021
Transition Drills to Improve Agility, Focus, Speed & 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
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