It’s been physically challenging, but much more mentally challenging and thought-provoking. As opposed to a variety of training I’ve tried in the past, Kaizen’s work is an art that truly fits my definition of a mentally, physically healthy, and realistic lifestyle choice. His work applies at the grocery store, at work, when working out with weights, sitting, running, walking, just breathing, etc. I’ve never come across anything like it.
— Father, Software Manager, 42

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INTERNAL STATE ADAPTIVE TRAINING

Nervous system excitement, circulation patterns, hormone release, and tissue hydration provide the contextual environment that determines overall health and how effectively the body can adapt and recover from stress. 

By first listening to the nervous system state (overload, load, or underload) you can appropriately adjust your training for individual needs and priorities. 

No more cookie cutter programs that are supposed to work for everyone, even though every person is different. Instead customize your training specifically for you through self guided biofeedback principles that are easy to follow.

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HEALING & RECOVERY IS PROACTIVE

It is important to acknowledge that Down Regulation Activation is a proactive process with high metabolic requirements. As an example of this proactive process, think about what happens when you get sick or injured: the body shuts down completely in order to put all its resources towards healing. 

 

TRAINING WITHOUT RECOVERY
IS DAMAGING, NOT BUILDING

Most people approach training by utilizing their energy, and resources on the work stimulus/Up Regulation phase of training. They give no priority, time, or resources to the necessary Down Regulation. Here’s another way to think of it: if you were developing a new, sustainable-energy building to replace an old one, would you spend all of your budget and time tearing down the old building? Probably not, because nothing new would be built. 

 

THE ADAPTATION RESPONSE TO TRAINING IS
A BREAKING DOWN AND REBUILDING PROCESS

So why are you focusing your priorities, time, energy, and resources on tearing down the old structure? You run into the same problem as the building project. Like the building project, you want the demolition to happen quickly and with the least resources. That way, your time energy, and resources can be used to build sustainable health instead. 

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THE 3:1 RATIO IS THE KEY TO AN EFFECTIVE BALANCE
OF WORK STIMULUS AND RECOVERY

Recovery-Based Training is a complete system of principles to build your training and habits for a healthy empowered life. A sustainable training program needs a 3:1 ratio to focus your time, energy, and resources to their greatest effect. 

 

For every 3 phases of Down Regulation and
GPP (General Physical Preparation):  

Movement Hygiene:
Health • Movement • Psyche

Movement Nutrition:
Food • Sleep • Environment

Movement Restoration:
Recovery • Mobility • Rehabilitation
 

Include 1 phase of Up Regulation and Specialization:

Movement Education:
Physiology • Training • Performance

 

JOIN US FOR A SIMPLE SOLUTION 

Respect what your body needs by listening to the internal state and
adjusting your training and lifestyle appropriately.

Put your priorities, time, energy, and resources towards the adaptation response and the healing process to build yourself a healthy and sustainable body for today and many years to come.

Build daily health habits together with
your family, team, or on your own. Stop suffering and start living.

Book a Private Session, start Special Needs Movement Therapy, or take a Video Course to learn simple daily practices that can completely change your quality of living.
Gain empowerment over your health today!


I really want to do my best and adjust bad habits I have surely learned in my life. I have felt a qualitative change in my day to day encounters and interactions since starting this kind of training, and I look forward to continuing to work with you.
— Father, Retail Sales, 25

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Health • Movement • Psyche

Para-sympathetic Response
Promotes healing and down regulation for the nervous system
 

Health

Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance to maintain a healthy baseline

Movement 

Daily Movement habits influence health more than just exercise

Psyche

Stress management has a huge influence on up and down regulation

 

STRUGGLES WE ALL FACE

No one is immune to the effects of stress and trauma. Everyone has a need for daily stress management skills to improve the quality of our lives and the lives of the ones we love. At some point we all experience the same challenges...

  • Acute injury 
  • Unexpected illness
  • Chronic disease
  • Body aches 
  • Joint pains 
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Poor sleep patterns 
  • Weakened immune system 
  • Anxiety and fatigue
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Cumulative tension
  • High blood pressure
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PROCESSING STRESS AND TRAUMA 

Accumulated unprocessed traumas are the result of daily movement patterns and stress management habits. To take charge of your health you need to have daily habits that promote awareness, recovery, and relief. 

 

A COMPARISON WITH PERSONAL HYGIENE 

What would happen if you never brushed your teeth or took the trash out? Things would get pretty nasty in a hurry, from nothing more than basic day-to-day activities. Would you go a month without brushing your teeth, or taking a shower? Most likely not. Yet people will go months, even years, without cleaning up their accumulative movement stress. 

 

A NEW PARADIGM OF HEALTH: MOVEMENT HYGIENE 

Managing stress and trauma is much like managing hygiene. There are some things that need to be done once or twice a week, such as taking out the trash. Other types of stress need to be addressed once or twice a day, like taking a shower or brushing your teeth. Then there are many small, regular traumas that need to be taken care of immediately when they happen: think sneezing, or any overriding bodily function. 

Sneezing is a good example; you’re in a conversation, right in the middle of a sentence, or even a word, and you stop everything and let yourself sneeze until that feeling is gone. Often it takes just a moment and then we can continue with what we are doing. 

 

A HEALTHY BODY IS YOUR RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY 

Cleansing your movement patterns should be a simple, quick, daily chore, like brushing your teeth or taking out the trash. It’s common sense. If you have a rough day, you should stop and take a few minutes without excuses, and clean yourself up. Everyday we make a mess, and everyday we need to do some cleanup. If we don’t, unprocessed stress and trauma accumulates and results in disease or dysfunction. 

 

JOIN US FOR A SIMPLE SOLUTION 

Respect what your body needs by listening to the internal state and
adjusting your training and lifestyle appropriately.

Put your priorities, time, energy, and resources towards the adaptation response and the healing process to build yourself a healthy and sustainable body for today and many years to come.

Build daily health habits together with
your family, team, or on your own. Stop suffering and start living.

Book a Private Session, start Special Needs Movement Therapy, or take a Video Course to learn simple daily practices that can completely change your quality of living.
Gain empowerment over your health today!


I have to say a huge thank you!! I haven’t slept so well in months, and woke up feeling like a new person! The smallest amount of joy has returned, and it feels fabulous!
Thank you so much!
— Mother, Communications Manager, 42

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Food • Sleep • Environment 

Para-sympathetic Response
Promotes healing and down regulation for the nervous system
 

Food

Diets don't work - develop a healthy relationship with your food instead

Sleep

Healing requires understanding and respecting your circadian rhythms 

Environment 

From relationships to neuro-toxins, your environment can affect your ability to heal


The context in which a food is eaten can be nearly as important as the food itself.
— Michael Pollan

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Health is often just common sense

It is the opinion of many health experts that the majority of the physical issues we have are completely preventable through simple positive health habits. 

  • Good, balanced eating
  • Regular, quality sleep 
  • Daily, full body movement 
  • Fresh air and full breathing 
  • Healthy sun exposure 
  • Ongoing stress management 

Instead of worrying about nutrients, we should simply avoid any food that’s been processed to such an extent that it is more the product of industry than of nature.
— Michael Pollan

You are what you eat

Realize that with each meal, you are taking part in re-creating yourself anew. We quite literally are what we eat. What you're shoving in your mouth is the available construction materials for the next 24 hours. Somehow it's so easy to lose that common sense. Add to that: why and how we are eating, plus taking the time to feed the heart, and cleanse the soul. All together you get a synergistic effect that has a huge influence on your current state of health. 

 

HAVE A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD

Diets don’t work in the long term. Forced restriction creating an antagonistic relationship between you and food just creates more stress. Why would you want to fight the very building blocks of your structure and the one thing that sustains your life. What and how much you eat can vary greatly. Don't believe in cookie cutter answers. Listening with awareness helps determine how you feel and what your body needs. Don't be fanatical about any one thing. Enjoy your food, don't fight it.

 

JOIN US FOR A SIMPLE SOLUTION 

Respect what your body needs by listening to the internal state and
adjusting your training and lifestyle appropriately.

Put your priorities, time, energy, and resources towards the adaptation response and the healing process to build yourself a healthy and sustainable body for today and many years to come.

Build daily health habits together with
your family, team, or on your own. Stop suffering and start living.

Book a Private Session, start Special Needs Movement Therapy, or take a Video Course to learn simple daily practices that can completely change your quality of living.
Gain empowerment over your health today!


I had gotten to the point where I needed LOTS of sleep, and driving most often took a lot out of me. That, and really dreading stairs what with the old knee injuries and sciatic/back pain I was getting to really NEED that nice walking stick my ‘bud’ swapped me. Now all of a sudden I DON’T ‘need’ the stick or all that sleep. There are things happening that I don’t understand, but they are real as can be.
— Father, Retired, 58

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Recovery • Mobility • Rehabilitation

Para-sympathetic Response
Promotes healing and down regulation for the nervous system
 

Recovery

Heal from old and current injuries, both large and micro traumas

Mobility

Regain lost range of motion and clean up movement patterns

Rehabilitation 

Address accumulated dysfunction throughout the body

 

IT'S ALL CONNECTED,
SO DON'T LET STRESS ACCUMULATE

When the upper and lower legs are rigid with tension, or if your hips and ankles cannot go through a basic range of motion without fear or pain, then it’s really not a surprise that your knees and back hurt. If you allow stress to keep accumulating unchecked, of course you’re going to be in pain and have reduced range of motion. 

 

RESTORE A HEALTHY AND BALANCED BASELINE 

After years of neglect the body has a large debt of built up tension, poor circulation, and dehydrated fascia. Deeper work is needed to re-educate the nervous system and clean up the accumulative damage. When we restore a calm nervous system state, improve circulation of all the fluids, and stimulate the tissues to rehydrate the fascia the body is able to fully recover from old chronic injuries and dysfunction.

 

PRACTICES AND HABITS FOR EVERYONE

Movement Daily principles apply to all of us regardless of our current physical condition. Whether you are struggling with basic health, or training for peak physical/psychological performance, all of us can utilize these principles to improve our health and restore lost function. 

 

JOIN US FOR A SIMPLE SOLUTION 

Respect what your body needs by listening to the internal state and
adjusting your training and lifestyle appropriately.

Put your priorities, time, energy, and resources towards the adaptation response and the healing process to build yourself a healthy and sustainable body for today and many years to come.

Build daily health habits together with
your family, team, or on your own. Stop suffering and start living.

Book a Private Session, start Special Needs Movement Therapy, or take a Video Course to learn simple daily practices that can completely change your quality of living.
Gain empowerment over your health today!


I’d like to wholeheartedly thank you personally; for the great environment, firm leadership, and thoughtful insights into the fun world of learning about what we possess the longest: our own bodies and ourselves. Thank you!
— Father, Software Architect, 44

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Physiology • Training • Performance

Sympathetic Response
Promotes stress and up regulation for the nervous system
 

Physiology

Education about how
your body works 

Training

Learning new skills
and building strength

Performance

Coaching, methods, and costs of increasing performance

 

BUILD UPON A HEALTHY AND BALANCED BASELINE

Establishing a healthy, balanced body and psyche as your normal daily baseline is our first goal. An all-too-common problem with athletes is training on top of dysfunction. This leads to reduced durability and often leads to unnecessary injury. It is surprising how many world class competitors are unable to move without pain or restricted range of motion. Common sense would tell you that a healthy body will perform better than a damaged and diseased one. 

 

MANAGE PEAK PERFORMANCE WORK LOADS

Once this functional foundation exists, you can easily apply the same principles to prepare, sustain, and recover from extreme, and demanding work loads. Whether you are training for physical or psychological performance, you will find a wealth of applicable knowledge.

 

JOIN US FOR A SIMPLE SOLUTION 

Respect what your body needs by listening to the internal state and
adjusting your training and lifestyle appropriately.

Put your priorities, time, energy, and resources towards the adaptation response and the healing process to build yourself a healthy and sustainable body for today and many years to come.

Build daily health habits together with
your family, team, or on your own. Stop suffering and start living.

Book a Private Session, start Special Needs Movement Therapy, or take a Video Course to learn simple daily practices that can completely change your quality of living.
Gain empowerment over your health today!


I just wanted to thank you again for the happiest day of the last 4 years I have experienced. My wife is in disbelief. As I told you she agreed that you are a Godsend. This is incredible and I want you to know what an emotional and physically uplifting (literally) day this has been for me. One I will truly never forget and I am eternally grateful and indebted to you. Thank you.
— Father, Real Estate Appraiser, 52

PEAK PERFORMANCE TRAINING

I trained in martial arts intensely for over 25 years. I was fortunate enough to train with some of the best instructors in the world in multiple styles.

The training was physically demanding. It required flexibility, speed, strength, endurance, agility, and a high level of sensitivity. In my teens and twenties, most of my time was spent studying Judo and Aikido, so I was constantly being twisted, torked, hit, and smashed into the ground, over and over again. 

 

TAKING A BEATING

For the first 15 years, my training took the typical athletic approach of: who's faster, who's stronger; no pain, no gain. I remember the ongoing joke was that we always had three injuries:

The one we just got
Another that was a few weeks old
One that was almost healed, but still bothersome 

 

Something was always taped and bandaged. We used ice, ibuprofen, and arnica all the time. Every one of us just considered it normal - simply the price of training hard.

 

During that time I spent countless hours pushing and stressing my system. There was a complete absence of any type of recovery or health work. Not surprisingly when you looked at almost all of the long time practitioners, they were physically broken. Many could barely get up and down off the ground anymore. Clearly there is something wrong with this model of training.

 

DISCOVERING ANOTHER WAY

I decided I didn't want to end up crippled. So for the next dozen years I began an in-depth study of Systema, the Russian Martial Art, with a strong emphasis on making the body healthy to achieve performance. Systema was based on modern military special operations combatives training, and involved extreme levels of impact, and even greater levels of physical and psychological performance. Yet despite the intensity, I was getting healthier, and became injury-free. Training with this approach was more extreme and demanding than my previous training, but due to the approach, injury was no longer the norm; instead, the expectation was to be injury-free. 
 

I also rigorously studied the body from many resources to understand healing and recovery. I am self-educated through extensive personal research and from a wealth of practical experience, gained from a dozen years of working with the injuries of others and of myself. 


Through this process I began to appreciate a Recovery-Based model of training that puts health first and performance second. It's very easy to train on top of dysfunction and create the illusion of health and performance. There are many people who look pretty, yet have terrible health.
It doesn't have to be this way.

 

I BELIEVE :

  • Health and fitness are not the same thing 
  • Performance without health is destructive and temporary 
  • A reductionist model of the body can be misleading, even damaging 
  • The body is designed to heal itself and wants to heal itself
  • Mechanically we are basically bio-electric fluid pumps
  • Principles of space, fluid movement, and tone are critical
  • The body must be looked at as one single synergistic system
  • Accumulative adaptation, it's the everyday little things that count the most
  • We are responsible for creating and maintaining our own health
  • Modern medicine often gets trapped in treating symptoms, instead of the root cause 
  • It's easier and cheaper to stay well, than to get well
  • The psychosomatic connection is powerful and must be addressed 

 


I’m not a teacher:
only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way.
I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you.
— George Bernard Shaw

MISSION OF MOVEMENT DAILY

My goal is simple: to help people feel empowered when it comes to their health. You shouldn't feel like you need someone in a white coat to understand and take care of your own body. Popping pills and just cutting things out shouldn't be your primary tools for health. 

 

Don't get me wrong - modern medicine can work wonders, especially in a severe trauma situation. If I get into a motorcycle wreck, please get me to the hospital ASAP. But when it comes to baseline health, and chronic issues, the doctors office often falls short. 

 

I strongly believe in preventative medicine and self-care.
Building and sustaining health should be a normal part of our everyday lives. 

 

I also strongly believe that you don't have to cripple yourself to be a top competitive athlete. It's a shame that most top athletes have short careers which leave them physically broken. If you build your performance on top of a healthy body, instead of dysfunction, the body is capable of amazing feats, without destroying itself. 

 

It doesn't matter if you're male or female, young or old. You could be training for the gold medal, or simply raising a family, and trying to get through the work day. Everyone should be capable of managing their own health.