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A Day in the Republic (a blog)
The trials, tribulations, and exploits of RoM! (also, meaningful reflections, insightful prose, and rabid diatribes)
One auspicious Miami weekend in September, RoM had the good fortune to host Movement-X, a creation of Ido Portal used to disseminate his methods and philosophy. The event was led by Odelia Goldschmidt and Johnny Sapinoso, and covered a variety of topics, including handbalance, gymnastic/bodyweight strength training, locomotion, joint preparation, movement terminology/refinement, and “kinetic koans” (movement […]
Big thank you, Leandro Silva, for teaching this bboy class! Leandro’s a great teacher with an authentic passion for the context around what he’s teaching. We started by talking about hiphop culture (we’ll never say “breakdancer” again…) and how to listen to music when you’re dancing. We continued training the musical ear a bit more […]
What citizens say about RoM
“This doesn’t exist in Miami. It’s a way to connect with other people in a healthy way, in a way that builds community and involves learning from one another.”- Leah Weston
“They are all very approachable… educated & precise and they won’t give you an answer that is incomplete or wrong. They are always committed to my learning. I know now that there is more that my body can do than I understood before.”- Kevin Ruiz
“I’m doing movements now that I never thought I could. My body is stronger, more agile, and more balanced than it has been at any other time in my life. It’s difficult to settle for less.”- Melinda Sherwood