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Our mission at M2M Golf™ is to introduce the world of golf to a NEW and more accurate way
to understand, interpret, and feel the golf swing. ( And in that order.)
M2MGolf integrates Cognitive Psychology & Neuroscience with Body Movement Laws, resulting in
a newfound "brain-body" unity where what you think, feel, and believe about
"your" swing is reality.
Cognitive Psychology gives us an objective framework for how to store "newly learned movements" from
our 1) sensory memory, 2) short-term memory, and 3) long-term memory.
Neuroscience and the TG Body Movement Laws are the objective frameworks for HOW we improve our
brain-body connection, optimizing both the teaching and learning experience
while shortening its processes.
Neuroscience and the TG Body Movement Laws inform us what we can and can't control in our golf swing and what movement patterns and skeletal alignment is best for maximizing
injury prevention, and
maintaining our longevity of athleticism.
Combining these three sciences forms one new science called Brain-Body Intelligence™ (BBI).
What is BBI: Brain-Body Intelligence™?
We all know people with great BBI; we watch them on the PGA Tour and other professional sporting events. We call these people "natural athletes."
Like a pianist who plays by ear (1 in 10 pianists), for some unknown reason, they have a high level of instinctive proprioception; they can't explain why they have it, where it came from, what it is,
or how they got it. It just IS.
BBI shares the same goal as proprioception but neurologically speaking, they're
very different processes.
Proprioception subconsciously makes the movement pattern decisions for you,
whereas BBI is conscious and deliberate, putting YOU in control.
YOU choose the movement pattern.
With BBI Training and M2M Golf, the movement patterns are "consciously" chosen and then learned as a skill set.
It's how the other 90% of pianists learn to play: incrementally and systematically while adhering to the principles (laws) that govern the teaching and learning of ALL musical instruments.
To be clear, just like music, developing Brain-Body Intelligence is an educational experience!
The fact that there is a need for BBI™education suggests that there are things we need to learn. Things that, in the past, we didn't know enough about even to ask the right questions.
Personal analysis and interpretation of one's swing are shockingly accurate.
BBI works for all people of all ages, skill levels, sports, and fitness programs.
M2M Golf is the "NO SWING DRILLS" zone.
With BBI Training, you don't need drills; you'll know how to make the correct movements!
With good BBI, the barriers of thought and feeling disappear.
Golfers who develop their BBI before working on their swing are relieved of a thousand problems.
BBI exchanges instructional gullibility ( the tips, tricks & hacks sales pitch) with
a NEW way of discerning what is true or false, enabling us to make educated decisions
about "our" golf swing.
With BBI, we have a swing where "feel is real," which builds confidence
and eliminates Bee-Hive Brain.
When we don't have good BBI, the golf swing is one struggle after another.
Developing our BBI™
BEFORE we attempt to improve, our swing is not merely cutting-edge & revolutionary.
Why do we need a "new way" to interpret and understand the golf swing?
Have you ever seen your golf swing on video and been shocked by what you saw?
What comes to your mind when you think "about" the golf swing
is the most important aspect of your mental game and the swing.
Unfortunately, we're hardwired to lie to ourselves.
We create untrue beliefs and images of our swing. We orient ourselves to make decisions based on these false truths when playing.
We tend to move toward our mental image of the swing when working on our mechanics.
We imagine, think, feel, and create unreal images of our swing as if they were true.
We create belief systems around those images, and
our mind seeks to attach reality to them. What a mess!
This is why golfers are shocked when they see their swing on video!
They had an unreal image in their mind.
They believe it is true.
And our mind/brain doesn't know the difference between the truth and a lie.
Unfortunately, our beliefs don't determine reality.
As Alison says, "Wrong interpretations or ideas about the swing are the fountains from which polluted thoughts & swing faults flow."
Every time we stand over the golf ball, our brain directs our body for the shot.
If our brain-body connection is NOT coherent, we'll lose control,
and there's no "fixed" mental map to find our way home.
When our feelings and images are not based on reality, WE WILL interpret our swing incorrectly.
This is why we need BBI and a NEW way of interrupting and understanding the golf swing.
When we develop our BBI, our beliefs "about" the swing match what we can do!
ALL golf instruction
ALL golf fitness/exercise programs
ALL teaching aids
ALL practice sessions
ALL New equipment
and even hiring a sports physiologist
will work 100% better if we build BBI as a skill set.
The History M2M Golf
The journey for Mind2Motion Golf™and its founder, Alison Thietje,
collectively represents 27 + years of innovation, research & development. Specifically, the recent discovery of Brain-Body Intelligence™ Training and the hidden ground rules for body movement called the TG Body Movement Laws™.
The TG Laws™ for short.
The TG Laws are the foundation of Brain-Body Intelligence.
Without them, the creation of BBI Training would not be possible.
The TG Body Movement Laws
The TG Laws offer golfers a modern approach that works for ALL swing models. It gives us a solid foundation of shockingly simple truths hidden for decades.
With Body Movement Laws, there is no difference between males and females, body types,
learning styles, or even one's chosen swing model.
As it applies to Body Movement Laws, the old saying:
"Golf is not a physical game; it's all mental" is true!
Body Movement Law #1 is HOW all human movement occurs. It's a three-step process:
1. A thought occurs
2. A muscle contracts
3. A bone moves
In the hierarchy rank of importance, the "thought" comes before the swing.
The TG Laws are the foundation for BBI-Brain-Body Intelligence™and in combination, it is
Brain Fitness is at its best.
Our primary focus is objective-based education, helping golfers and instructors realize their full potential. Egotism, self-exhibitionism, and self-promotion? Never!
All of our programs are unique due to the
originality and integrity of Alison's ( the founder) life's work.
Britt Brown, a partner of M2M Golf, says it best:
There are many books, websites, and online golf instruction platforms, but we rarely find instructors who combine originality with intellectual integrity. Yet it is precisely this combination that the founder of M2M Golf, Alison Thietje, has been able to produce.
"Alison’s 27+ years in golf fitness and 23 years in body movement-based swing instruction represent a broad spectrum of experience and an astonishing variety of new and essential topics. Her twin sister companies, M2M Golf™and BBI Inc.™, represent genuinely original work and a radical proposal that, if widely adopted, would be immensely liberating to golfers.
What is her radical proposal?
She has “ill-advisedly” and “daringly” proclaimed that there is a more straightforward, objective way for golfers and instructors to interpret and understand the golf swing. Her discovery of the TG Laws™ and BBI™ Training is extraordinary and packed with important insights regarding the brain-body principles/laws governing our golf swings and ALL human movement.
Her BBI™ Fitness programs are just as original and NEW to fitness as M2M Golf.
How we interpret, feel, and understand the swing and our golf-fitness regimens have entered into a NEW era, optimizing injury prevention, the longevity of our athleticism, and maximizing performance.
M2M Golf, in partnership with BBI Inc. offers online learning on the following platforms:
VIP memberships for graduates
Debates & Forums
Crowd Funding to support research
In-person and online platforms include:
Workshops, clinics, lectures, debates, and education courses
The answer is #3-#4-#7-#8 for both setup & swing, and then remove #4 for the swing alone.
The squat can either be an "action" or a "reaction" in your swing. Because of this, it's not counted as one of the four primary movements.
Let me explain:
You have two ways to use a squat in your swing.
1.) Add the squat movement to your swing, making it an "action" by choice and thereby
utilizing 5 of the 8 primary movements versus 4.
2.) Don't add the squat, but it naturally appears as a "reaction" or the "effect"
of executing the other 4 movements correctly.
BOTH are viable options.
Which one is best for you?
Before logically answering that question, you must learn how to interpret the golf swing with body movement laws versus traditional methods.
You will develop Brain-Body Intelligence (BBI) as a natural by-product.
With BBI, you can use logic and reason to determine which movements are best for you and which ones arent. After you're empowered with this skill set, no one is better equipped to make those decisions than you.
Alison Thietje was my personal trainer from 1999-2003. During that time I learned how my body responds in the golf swing. Alison has spent years researching the biomechanics of the golf swing. Her knowledge & attitude combined to make training effective and beneficial to both your game and your life. I have yet to miss one PGA Tour event due to injury. Alison’s approach will help any golfer to improve their game. Justin Leonard, Major Champion PGA Tour
As a professional golfer, being in shape and remaining injury free and feeling physical fit are key to competing with confidence. Alison is dedicated to that and the results show. I’m in the best shape of my life. Most importantly, I'm injury free. Thank you Total Approach Golf for all your help. Stewart Cink, Major Champion PGA Tour
“I’ve always been blessed with flexibility and strength, so I know their importance in creating a solid golf swing. Alison’s approach to training, if done on a regular basis, will undoubtedly improve any golfer’s ability to swing the club with more power and in better balance.” Tom Watson, Muliple Major Champion Winner PGA Tour
I’ve always been a big fan of fitness and exercise. Training with Alison Thietje is much more than a good workout, it’s a learning experience. Her practical skills, teaching techniques, and knowledge of proper alignment are top-notch. Any golfer who wants to remain injury free, learn proper form via proper body alignment will undoubtedly benefit from working with Alison. Brad Faxon, PGA Tour