Out of just being a beautiful country, New Zealand is also home to two Aunkai study groups, one in Auckland led by Filip Maric and one in Christchurch with Liam O’Donoghue. Filip and Liam are two fantastic martial artists with a very strong background and in just three years of practicing Aunkai already got together a very strong understanding of the method.
As Xavier came to visit, this was the occasion to organize two small workshops with the local study groups and get a bit of training time together. A variety of topics were covered on the different attributes of the body that Aunkai aims to develop: that includes (but is not limited to) stability, heaviness and connectedness, but also mobility. A picture being worth a thousand words, the video below will give you a quick preview of what we explored together on these two days.