WHAT IS ANIMAL LOCOMOTION

Animal Locomotion in ethology, is any of a variety of movements or methods that animals use to move from one place to another. Some modes of locomotion are self-propelled, e.g., running, swimming, jumping, flying, hopping, soaring and gliding. 

Animals move for a variety of reasons, such as to find food, a mate, a suitable microhabitat, or to escape predators. For many animals, the ability to move is essential for survival and, as a result, natural selection has shaped the locomotion methods and mechanisms used by moving organisms. For example, migratory animals like humans that travel vast distances, typically have a locomotion mechanism that costs very little energy per unit distance, whereas non-migratory animals that must frequently move quickly to escape predators are likely to have energetically costly, but very fast, locomotion. 

At Budokon University we understand the human is by design a quadruped who evolved into a bipedal creature. Therefore we explore the unique gates of quadrupedal animals in order to examine our bodies forgotten power, vitality and potential.