The Ido Portal Method - Locomotion


Saturday – Sunday 3.-4.9.2016 at 10:00 – 18:00 on both days (lunch break in the middle)

* Make sure to clear your schedule for these days and not book any flights back, important dinners or other obligations as on both days the event might run later than expected. The team is not working 'by the clock' and attempts to share as much knowledge as possible with the participants during the event.


Event is led by the Ido Portal Team. Ido's presence cannot be guaranteed.

Contact person

Marko Grönholm,


Reebok Crossfit Turku, Raunistulantie 25, 20300 Turku, Finland

Registration fee

675,00 USD


For registration send an email to Marko - - and you will receive further information. Registration is binding. No refunds.

Scope of this workshop

This workshop concentrates around a gradual and process-driven instruction of Ido Portal's movement language - Locomotion. Locomotion is Ido's unique creation, a fluid, challenging, beautiful and rewarding movement system which relies on the use of low gait, squatting, inverting, crawling, bridging, quadrupedaling and other patterns, integrated to a sophisticated multi layered flow close to the ground.
In Locomotion Ido brought together his influences in traditional Chinese martial arts, Capoeira, his work as an acrobat on stage and experience in various dance techniques as well as his personal insight into movement development. Ido's Locomotion is comprised of over 1200 elements and keeps evolving daily as Ido, his team and students keep on researching and refining more elements and their incorporation into the language.
Locomotion offers a great tool for strength development, true useable and active mobility, joint protection, metabolic conditioning and expression. 
The student will get exposure to these elements and concepts:
  • The now famous Ido Lizard Crawl, Low Lizard, Moon Lizard
  • The crab, Delayed Crab, hovering crab and step inside crab
  • The Rotational-L, High Rotational-L
  • The Cross Step
  • The Step Behind
  • The Shinobi Step
  • The Ape Gallop, Rotating Ape, Ape Sit, Ape Step
  • Bridging work and development of a back bridge with further implementation into dynamic bridging
  • Mastering the Squat - an essential human position
  • Combinations and developing your own combinations
  • Closed System Flow
  • Metabolic Conditioning using Locomotion - insight into programming and use