I’ve always loved sports. From bouncing a ball to striking a heavy bag. From running up a hill to rolling down the other side. From lifting weights to climbing a tree. Few things in life beat the feeling you get when you’re fully engaged in physical activity.
Movement is one of our first main impulses in life. Long before we want the house, the car and all the trappings of adulthood we just want to play. We want to run and jump and wrestle our friends.
That’s why martial arts and action movies captured my imagination as a teenager and why I became a personal trainer straight out of university.
It’s also why I decided to create a series of short films dedicated to movement. inMotion ticks quite a few boxes for me and I hope it will inspire you to get physical a bit more often too.
My aim is to capture high-energy footage of martial artists, athletes and champions of movement culture. I want to explore various philosophies and styles and to learn from those people who have dedicated their lives to it.
Here’s the very first video in the series featuring Roan Morrison of Hanuman Muay Thai in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Martial Arts and movement in general are going through a major renaissance at the moment. With the UFC reaching critical mass and high-profile athletes like Conor McGregor adopting a wide variety of training methods, it’s an exciting time to be involved.
I’d love for you to join me on this journey.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another human being. – Bruce Lee