On The Path To Mastery with Yuri Marmerstein
This week on Uncharted Performance we are joined by the awesomely bearded, Yuri Marmerstein, originally from Odessa, currently living in Las Vegas, by way of our hometown Cleveland. Yuri has been exploring the physical culture for over 15 years as an acrobat, entertainer, performer and teacher. Personally, we think what he is capable of doing with is body is very impressive but he might not agree given his high standards. We get the wonderful opportunity to get an inside look at his unique learning process that started out by imitating Kung Fu movies in the backyard. His advanced practice originated with little direction and has developed into a Webster’s dictionary of mistakes to learn from and develop. The better Yuri got, the more he surrounded himself with high level coaches and athletes he realized, in his words, how shitty he was which motivated him further in his pursuits. We tackled the difficulty subjects of getting through plateaus and appropriate skill development using handstands as an example but a metaphor for certainly anything. We also define improvement and how to get over fear, his teaching methods and how they have evolved over time, how we can become better teachers, and the process through which adults learn new concepts and skills.
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Start – 0:13 – New Perspective
0:14 – 3:29 – Opening And Introducing Yuri
3:30 – 9:03 – Unexpected Mosquito Itch Cure And Beard Advice
9:04 – 11:47 – Inspiration To Move
11:48 – 21:48 – Mistakes That Become Variations
21:49 – 25:25 – How To Progress And Bust The Plateau
25:26 – 29:54 – Going Back To The Basics And Relearning The Basics
29:55 – 37:24 – Side Splits In A Week
37:25 – 37:40 – Intermission
37:41 – 42:47 – Being A Good Teacher
31:48 – 46:50 – Caveats Of Learning
46:51 – 49:52 – Breaking Down The Handstand
49:53 – 51:13 – Biggest Influences
51:14 – 52:38 – What’s Next
52:39 – 53:33 – Where To Find Yuri
53:34 – End – Outro