“I don’t know if I have ever had an athlete improve as fast as you do. You get the concepts. Not everybody gets the concepts of movement. ” — Hall of Fame Coach Jim Winterton
That is high praise, especially from someone that has coached as many gifted athletes as Coach Jim Winterton. He is currently coaching the number one player on the International Racquetball Tour, Kane Waselenchuk; the number two player on the women’s tour, Rhonda Rajsich; and has coached the USA team more than a dozen times.
The compliment speaks to the power of the Feldenkrais Method. I am not a particularly gifted athlete — being slow and short — and never played sports in school. However, I have spent the past 6 years intensely studying movement and learning how to help people improve their movement. This has required me to become more aware of my own movement patterns and to understand how to improve my patterns. It is a real pleasure for me to now take this knowledge on to the racquetball court.