Momentum is the Mixed Movement Arts system, created and continuously developed by Ivan Zoric, mainly focusing on expanding physical freedom, body longevity, and performance. The system is based on 3 layer process:
– Foundation. Building a healthy mobile durable body (vehicle) ready for any physical movement task. The training includes strength, conditioning, mobility, and rehab sessions.
– Movement Skills. Learning movement skills across all spheres of movement/sport to increase the longevity and durability of the body.
– Communication. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training from the perspective of communication and play rather than training and war.
Momentum is a movement facility for learning, sharing and exploring the most interesting movement disciplines. We seek to dissolve the separation we’ve created in our physical culture and gather practitioners and specialists of all arts to sit together and contribute to the growth of the Movement culture. Momentum is an open space where we can study and experiment with the topic of movement in its whole totality. We are moving away from dogmatic training systems and invite disciplines and teachers of the richest movement disciplines we encounter (Dance, Martial Arts, Grappling, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Contact Improvisation, Yoga, etc).
Movement is a language. To truly master it we need to extend our vocabulary, watch and interact with those who are fluent and play and improvise on our own. Momentum attracts teachers and practitioners form all corners of the world and provides the perfect platform to learn, share and evolve in our individual movement journey. Movement is for everyone.
The fascination with the body and Movement started from a very young age. Ivan’s first real obsession was water. As a child, he could spend hours flowing with the element and eventually chose to take swimming to a professional level. Turning art into a measurable capacity practice killed the love for it. He enjoyed the discipline but hated the linear competition format and eventually quit at age 21.
Looking for a supplement for swimming, he started to look into disciplines where capacity wasn’t the deciding factor for victory. The more things he tried the more “winning” seemed negligible. If art didn’t have an unpredictable playful expression he quickly lost interest. He was looking for game, resonance, playing for the sake of playing rather than trying to “get” there. This shift in perspective allowed him to dump mindless repetition training and instead went on a journey to find play. In 2017 he was introduced to Jiu-Jitsu, the ultimate form of play, and life changed for good.