1. The power or right to act, speak or think as one wants
2. The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved
At Airborn, our philosophy is ‘Freedom of Body, Freedom of Mind, Freedom of Movement’. We want our students to fully understand what it means to move freely, in order to do this you must train your body until you are no longer imprisoned by it, but rather a master of it. This is what we mean by ‘Freedom of Body’.
When you first begin training it is normal to be scared, it is normal to be overwhelmed. You will find yourself failing and becoming frustrated with yourself, we want to instil in our students the philosophy that failure is not a negative thing, but instead is part of a learning curve.
What we do is scary, there are no two ways about it. There will be a voice in your head reminding you of what could go wrong; you will envision scenarios where you don’t manage to make the jump, where you don’t put enough into the somersault. We teach our students to be aware of the danger, but to not be imprisoned by their fear. Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the overcoming of it. This is what we mean by ‘Freedom of Mind’.
When you have accomplished these two things, when you have overcome your fear, when you have mastery of your body, you will experience true freedom of movement.