“Could this be the easiest and quickest way to Make you almost impossible to capsize and paddle fast enough to easily more than keep up to your strongest friends…
While using only a fraction of the energy.
I taught this to hundreds of paddlers, and…
This surprisingly simple method seems to be the ultimate shortcut to having kayak skills that most people will never achieve.
From: Paulo Ouellet
Victoria, British Columbia
It seems like everyone is learning the same paddling techniques. The style that was created by athletes for other athletes.
For white water kayaking.
Even those who recognize the benefit of using the Greenland paddle often end up using the Euro paddle techniques.
I even see people teaching how to use the Greenland paddle the same way they teach the Euro paddle.
That’s crazy. It’s not how the paddle was designed to be used.
Here’s the thing. The Greenlanders evolved the sea kayak and the Greenland paddle over thousands of years.
They used it to hunt on the sea, where they needed to keep themselves safe in whatever conditions came up.
Every hunter needed to be competent with the kayak, not just the few more gifted men. He needed to master the kayak or his family would starve.
And the whole community would be at risk.
Is it really so surprising that the Inuit would come up with the tools and techniques that are perfectly suited to give the average paddler tremendous competence?
What I’ve done in over 20 years of learning and using the Greenland paddle exclusively is to develop an insanely simple method to quickly get to that top level of competence.
Sometimes in months instead of many years.
There are just a few ways you need to move well to be a great kayaker.
I know people want to tell you that for bracing you need to learn a whole new set of techniques, and for the forward stroke it’s completely different. And if you want to roll you have to learn these 8 steps and it can take years to learn even a sloppy roll that fails 2 times out of 8.
That’s just BS.
I say learn to move well in these few ways, and I’ll show you how to weave it into everything you do with your kayak.
That’s what I learned from watching the Inuit kayak, and from 22 years of experimentation.
You’ll see it in your forward stroke, your turning strokes, your bracing and yes even rolling is the exact same way of moving.
That’s why it’s so quick and easy to learn.
I call it the “3-D Fusion” method.
The Dancing with the Sea Club is the place to learn how to apply 3-D Fusion it to your kayak
About Your Teacher
I started kayaking with a dream to explore the beautiful Gulf Islands. After a few scary crossings I realized I was far from having the skills to keep myself safe. I was practicing daily but not improving fast enough. The day I discovered the Greenland paddle and the traditional techniques was a life changer for me. I could not believe that most people are not using this timeless approach. Even without anyone teaching me I was rolling forward and back within a few months. And soon I could do what most paddlers can’t. After 20 years of using the Greenland paddle exclusively, and sharing the techniques for others for 15 years, I have learned a lot about how to teach these skills to help people get quick results.
My favorite thing to do is helping paddlers like you go on life changing trips.
Here’s how it works.
Quick start checklist for stability and speed
Which is an easy to remember 8-point checklist with accompanying video demonstration for each step.
You are literally watching over my shoulder as I take a beginner through this checklist that is based on the “3-D Fusion” Method.
It’s the same process I use on my one on one clients to take them from beginner to a fast, stable kayaker as quickly as possible.
Which means on your next outing as you struggle to keep up with your friends, you mentally go through each point on the checklist with the goal of making your movements more effortless.
As you focus on one point, you notice paddling gets a little easier. And you glide a little further with each stroke while using less effort.
The next time you feel uncomfortable in choppy waves, you go through that same checklist and find the next point that will give you the biggest breakthrough.
As you focus on that point you find you don’t need to slow down to get support from your paddle.
You just feel more secure while you are paddling. And can already tell that you will soon feel confident that there is no way you’re going over.
By the time you go over the checklist a dozen times or so you notice how easy and natural paddling feels to you.
You look around to realize that you’ve not only passed by your friends…you have to slow yourself down to avoid leaving them behind.
And you feel confident in your newfound skill.
If you like expeditions, you will enjoy getting back to camp with enough energy to put up the tent and still have lots of energy for enjoying a special moment with your friends.
You’re not the one holding back the group by capsizing. You’re are not even slowing them down.
You’re becoming someone who is an asset to the group…And people feel safer because you’re around.
You bring peace of mind to group leaders.
3-D Fusion Virtual Mentorship
This is where you and I work together virtually using video feedback, so you uncover the nuances holding you back from your optimum speed and stability.
So you eliminate all feelings of frustration from getting stuck or using bad habits.
Your technique improves in the shortest amount of time because I will know in an instant what you are doing that is keeping you stuck. And show you what little tweak to make to get a breakthrough in your skills.
That way you avoid reaching a plateau in your performance.
That way you avoid reaching a plateau in your performance. Which means the next time you’re in choppy waves, you notice a big smile on your face.
Even in conditions that previously would have been scarry.
And as your friends catch up to you they ask you how you manage to go so fast in the waves.
We have our very own body movement expert.
I work with Carie to come up with lessons that help you move better in the specific ways needed to more easily apply the 3-D Fusion method.
It will give you more flexibility, and the extra range of motion will make you faster, get less fatigue, less tension and maybe even less pain.
Instead of slowing down as you age, you may find that you become an inspiration…
And at the end of the day, you hear younger paddlers ask you what you do to look so smooth as you paddle without ever slowing down.
A cozy place to be with like minded people who are also on the same journey.
If you ever felt unwanted because you’re the only one using the Greenland paddle, this community will be a welcome oasis.
Have a question about gear?
Have a question about gear? Or what to look out for when taking a trip in some remote kayak destination?
Instead of wading through hundreds of ads and crappy blog posts online, you ask your newfound friends who’ve not only done all the research but also answer your questions quickly, with experience and options you’ve never heard of before.
You can now bypass the feeling of regret from buying the wrong thing, and instead feel certain that you made the right choice.
Here’s what else you get
Advanced Kayak Turning Techniques
Learn how to apply the 3-D Fusion method to the various turning strokes so that they all work well with the Greenland paddle.
Current Awareness To Save Energy
Learn to be stable in currents and also how to use the currents to help you get to where you want to go. And avoid working harder than you have to.
Master The Layback Roll
Learn step by step how to develop a reliable roll that feels effortless. You will be using your own body movement so that you don't have to rely on the paddle.
The Balance Brace Formula
The reason this course works better than any other course is because it focuses on first giving you the flexibility and range of motion that makes the balance brace easy.
Rough Water Domination
In this course you will learn the forward roll, and the storm roll.
Safe Winter Paddling
This course is about how to be ready for paddling in colder and rougher winter conditions.
How to make kayaking a whole body workout.
"Plan Your Trip" Interactive Journey
Learn how to make the important decisions to have a safe and enjoyable multi day trip or longer expedition. L
Getting In And Out
Here you learn how to safely get in and out of your kayak in various conditions and shorelines.
The Greenland Paddle
Look over my shoulders as I go to the beach, find a log, and turn it into a Greenland paddle.