Daniel Hawk


“No [hu]man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”


Poi has transformed my life, in a very good way. It completely astounds me to think about how uncoordinated I used to be. Learning poi is such a great way to gain coordination. Poi forces you to learn spatial awareness, awareness of the world around you. You don’t realize how little you are aware of, until you become aware of it. Practicing poi is also a great way to train your body and mind. You learn timing, ambidexterity, focus, gain flexibility, react faster, and can begin to multitask your motions. In my opinion, it bonds your mind with your body, while simultaneously making both better. I feel as though, before I found poi, my mind and body were both separate and weak. After learning what I have and realizing how much better it has made me, I consider it a shame to not learn poi, or at least one of the flow arts.