On the Railyard we train patterns, not parts. Movement
on the Railyard replicates the wide array of natural movements caused
by our environment are all brought to being through patterns, not by
parts. The parts of the body and the structure of the body submit
themselves to the will of the pattern. Patterns that exploit
opportunities to deal with force result in stronger parts. Patterns that
rely on quick reaction time create parts that respond in an instant.
Patterns that create flexibility yield parts that are extensible. In all
of the situations that are real in life, we develop better patterns,
and the parts respond. The essence of ‘functional exercise’ is
that the exercise carries over into numerous activities—activities that
create fundamental foundations, which support more specific skills.
following perceptual skills that help make up our ability to move and learn
Awareness: Understanding the parts of the body and various ways they
Awareness: The ability to understand the directions of the body (right,
left, up, down, etc.) and to be able to move in all planes of motion.
Awareness: A concept of how much space the body occupies in relation
to the surrounding environment.
Awareness: The sense of timing, rhythm, and precision.
Awareness: An internal sense of the head and body’s position in
relation to gravity.
Awareness: The ability to interpret the internal sense of where the body and
specific joints are in space and in relation to each other, and how much
force/velocity they are exerting.
Awareness: The ability to appropriately respond to touch, in addition to
differentiation of objects by size, texture, and shape.
Awareness: The ability to visually focus, track, and take in broad
fields of view.
Awareness: The ability to accurately interpret and respond to sound.
FAC's: How do movements on the Railyard improve results over movements on the floor or other equipment?