Team ONI Tries Breakdancing
“As movement coaches, it’s important that we continue to learn and challenge ourselves with new and different types of movement. It gives us fresh perspective and a new lens to look through when we are addressing a client’s movement and it also gives us more insight into other styles and forms of expression.
To learn and challenge yourself is not only exciting, but it’s invigorating and thought provoking, so the idea was for us all at ONI to try a new activity every month as a team.
As coaches, we should always teach the basics first. The fundamentals of movement are about learning and practising body positioning, with control and stability in mind. Most of our clients start and stay in this realm for a while and we are there with them along this journey. This however, means that our own assessment of movement and even our own training can feel a bit stagnant if we don’t challenge ourselves regularly.”
Breakdancing is a style of street dance that evolved as part of the hip hop movement in the South Bronx of New York during the early 1970s. It consists of four main kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes. A breakdancer can also be known as a breaker or B-boy/B-girl.
Like many other styles of dance, breakdancing involves high levels of body coordination. Agility, strength, and range of motion were also big factors as well as the footwork involved. It’s often quick and sharp, while the freezes and other sequences of moves required strength in end ranges of movement, like full external rotation of the shoulder.
John-Paul (JP) Pohe
JP is a fellow lover of movement, calisthenics, and a Bboy.
“I had a great time and was really impressed with the open minded approach of the coaches at ONI, movement has so many forms and I was thankful for the opportunity to share something I love, everyone found there groove and by the end of the session they all nailed the set and did it with style. I had a great time, thanks heaps team.”