High Performance Sport: The Canadian Alpine Ski Team
Author: The Next 25 Years | Media: Video
John Kucera speaks of his experiences with the Feldenkrais Method and
how it has brought him greater body awareness in his training and while
racing on snow.
In the summer of 2004 the Canadian Alpine Ski acquired a new physical conditioning
coach by the name of Kurt Kothbauer. Kurt happened to be not only a highly
credible coach for conditioning alpine skiers (he is Austrian and worked
with the likes of Herman Maier and Stefan Eberharter while with the Austrian
alpine ski teams for 8 years), but he is also a Feldenkrais Practitioner!
Needless to say, the method and principles of Moshe Feldenkrais dramatically
challenged and changed the way in which the Canadian Alpine Ski Team approached
their physical training routines, warm-up and recovery protocols.