What is the purpose of Primal Move? - To help people move better! When we first began to develop PM, our primary focus was on creating a movement system based on the Functional Movement System™ principles. We also relied on Pavel's works, The Naked Warrior and Super Joints.
What is the philosophy behind Primal Move? - First of all, the Functional Movement System™ by Gray Cook and Lee Burton. Every movement in PM is carefully selected, modified or invented so it would fit the FMS paradigm.
Do you reccommend taking the FMS course? - Absolutely! The FMS should be a first step for every trainer. The assesment and correction skills are the real strength of the FMS. Simply put: we as trainers must know on what foundations we build strength, endurance, power or explosiveness. More about FMS - click here!
What are the Primal Move programs? - Primal Move Fundamentals Level I is our playful, bodyweight training system. Level II is goes further and introduces tools, partner drills and more games. Primal Move Velocity is a minimalist running system. Primal Move Kids is our new program, which is like a PE program you would have had, if you had lived in the Soviet Eastern bloc countries in the 70's and 80's. Our newest branch is Primal Move Regeneration, the division for rehab needs.
Who are the creators of Primal Move? - We practice Yoga, Feldenkrais™ and other movement systems. We are certified in Functional Movement System™, CK-FMS, Z-Health™, Ginastica Natural™ and most of all, we are all certified Russian Kettlebell Challenge™ Instructors.
Do you teach seminars, certifications? - We launched our worldwide operation in 2012, organizing many seminars and certifications. For more info on our programs, please see Events.
Do you have any video material? - We are currently working on our first Instructor DVD. Systematically, we have been sending videos and releasing articles on various subjects, mainly about movement quality, mobility and rehabilitation. At present, we do not plan to release an instructional DVD for the public.
Can you give me some details about the Instructor Certification? - More details here. The certification is 8-9 hours, wherein you can learn the basics of our system. We will provide an information-packed Instructor Manual and access to an Instructor Forum, where you can watch instructor video materials. We will also provide marketing material in order to help you start or add to your business as a certified PM Instructor.
What other systems or programs would compliment PM? - Super Joints by Pavel, Prasara Yoga™/Tactfit™, Feldenkrais™, BioGinastica™, Tacfit™, Ginastica Natural™ are definitely highly complimentary systems. We also suggest checking out Movnat™ and Exubernant Animal™, Animal Flow™ or Budokon™ - these are all also great methods. We would also highly recommend working out with kettlebells, preferrably with a certified Russian Kettlebell Challenge instructor. RKC is a school of strength, and strength is something we all need, in tandem with better movement. We are different from the above-listed methods by our core principles, but at the same time, we strongly believe there is no competition in this field - we sincerely wish there were more quality movement systems on the "market"!
You have mentioned many other movement systems on the website, would you reccommend studying them, or even getting certified in them? - Absolutely.