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By arno
Jun 30, 2011
The Warrior's Way teaching how to engage risks in incremental ways so they are appropriate. Part of that learning process is understanding the consequences of our decisions. In climbing, falling is the consequence.
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Part 1: Impact skill
Part 2: Short toprope falls
Part 3: Longer toprope falls
Part 4: Lead falls
Additional videos of giving a cushioned catch and advanced falling while committing to a move.
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Impact Skill

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Short toprope falls

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Longer toprope falls

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Lead falls

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Advanced falls

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Rob practicing "catch/release" at New River Gorge. Note long exhale throughout the fall.

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Gleb practicing advanced falls, a pendulum, during a Warrior's Way Falling/Commitment camp at New River Gorge, WV.

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Gina practicing toprope falls at El Rito New Mexico. Nice body position but a little too "rag doll." Need a bit of body tension to maintain proper form

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Olivia doing the "catch release" to work through the fear of letting go and committing fully to the fall. Monitor Rock, Independence Pass, Colorado.

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By SJG
From Denver, FL
Jun 30, 2011
Boulder, CO
Thank you for posting these.

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By Timothy Mark
Jun 30, 2011
These are interesting videos, but they should all be in one thread.

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By arno
Jun 30, 2011
OK, sorry for the multiple posts. This is the first time I uploaded videos and didn't know I could have more than one per. Anyway, I combined them, but MP wouldn't let me delete the last one because there were comments attached.
Again, sorry for the problem with this. Arno

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By saxfiend
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From Decatur, GA
Jun 30, 2011
Relaxing at the P1 belay of Fruit Loops at Rumbling Bald.
Hi Arno -- thanks for posting this! Good to see the training forum put to good use.

If you ever need any help with posting issues, just give me a call and I can talk you through it. I'll go ahead and delete your other post (part 4) since it's included here.

JL

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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Jul 1, 2011
Me on One Pitch Wonder at Whitesides.  Photo credits to Kyle Jones and his lucky anti-rain jacket.
Thanks for posting these Arno. I enjoy your books and the routes you have put up in NC.

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By arno
Aug 26, 2011
Posted more videos (in initial post) from recent Warrior's Way falling training camps. Here Amber doing a nice transition from climbing stance to falling with appropriate body position of legs/arms about shoulder-width apart and bent. Nice cushion by Monica also.

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By Taylor Jenkins
Nov 18, 2011
Thank you for posting these. I will add the catch-release and the looking up to my training.

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By arno
Nov 18, 2011
I have many more videos from clinics and camps on my youtube channel: youtube.com/user/arnoilgner?fe...
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In them, I have notes that highlight what students are doing well and/or incorrectly. Remember, these are students so they don't do the exercises exactly correct. But, we can learn from the challenges they exhibit and work through. Arno

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