Chaos and Adaptation: How Humans Really Move


10 hours


25 Participants (larger groups can be accommodated by request)


Open gym or group fitness space

In this two-day event, gain an intimate understanding of the most practical functional movement model available, which is at once simpler and more precise than conventional models. With this knowledge, participants will be empowered to choose—or even design—training regimens that are more effective and more efficient, regardless of their training goals.

Engage in extensive partnered and solo movement drills with an emphasis on anticipating and interpreting movement outcomes. Each activity will be broken down into three parts—Observe, Participate, Assess—each designed to bring how we imagine we move closer to the reality of how we actually move. The result is a stronger body that can do more with less.

Day 1

All the anatomy you need and none of what you don’t
Anatomy, oblique and glute

Traditional movement models tend to focus on the minutia of local tissue interactions. While this data is valuable, identifying global movement patterns is a faster way to pinpoint areas of weakness and instability.

Breath support and spinal stability

Vertebrates make ingenious use of the “free” energy sources in our environment. The two most available of these are gravity—which is channeled through the bones and converted to kinetic energy in muscle tissue— and air pressure, which, through the clever geometry of the diaphragm, reinforces the shape and function of the spine with every breath.

Predictable vulnerability based on side-dominance

Your two sides are different and they always will be. Learn how to identify those differences and use them to your advantage

All movement is a variation on falling.

Skydiving desktopIt’s a mistake to equate stability with stillness. Your skeleton is shaped the way it is so that the ceaseless acceleration of gravity results in predictable, controlled movements. Despite this, you probably spend a lot of energy fighting it. Learn to use it!


Day 2

Group postural assessment and an exploration of the dynamic posture model

Now we know some of the principles, let’s use each other as test subjects to to see the principles in action!

Aggressive forces: choosing your response

One of the most powerful things the central nervous system can do is make predictions of future movements. When we turn up the intensity on our movements, our instinct is to avoid and react. Anticipating how an action is going to feel is the first step in making that action safe.

Cooperation/competition: partnered strength and sensitivity drills

Time to play! Let’s put the principles we’ve learned into action in real-time with games and drills that are fun and exciting.

Environmental factors that create failure

skeleton in shoesHow do we take what we’ve learned into the world outside the gym? It isn’t justabout practice and muscle memory; we need to understand how our 10,000 year-old physiology fits into a modern environment. There are some day-to-day pitfalls we can avoid, while others we can only manage.



This is an active workshop plus lecture: participants should come prepared to move, sweat and take notes.

“Mr. Moore is an enthusiastic, experienced, educated presenter. He covered a profound amount of material during a fun and fascinating afternoon. Relaxed and charming in front of a large group, he managed to learn our names and made an effort to give each of us some one-on-one attention. Really remarkable. Afterwards, several of us were so high on epiphanies, we stayed to talk through our favorites. Several weeks later, I continue working on ankle and foot mobility and alignment. Not a doctor, ortho, podiatrist, trainer, instructor, coach or body worker ever noticed how little my right ankle everts, a revelation that may break the cycle of injuries and pain I've endured since childhood.”

Colleen Gray,
Home improvement contractor

“I struggled for more than a year to understand where the tightness in my knee came from after running long distances. Physios, podiatrists and osteopaths could barely help. After two sessions with Kevin I could manage short distances without the orthotics I’ve been using for 18 years and, after a few weeks practice, I’m back to long distances as well. Furthermore, through his deep understanding of biomechanics, he has provided me with the tools to improve overall efficiency. As a result I am running faster, posture is improved and tension in the back and neck are gone. I highly recommend Kevin and his method.”

Georg Bernhard,
Ultrarunner, adventure athlete