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Today I realized that I need to slow down a little more in my practice, and break each of the techniques down a little more. Until now, when demonstrated a new technique, I've sometimes been able to get it somewhat correct on the first try, and sometimes not. My problem is that I want to feel the correct "flow" of the technique from the very beginning, but this does not always occur as I don't seem to get the footwork quite right or some other technicality. This evening, I decided that instead of trying to get the correct flow of the technique from the very beginning, I need to perform each technique slowly, stopping frequently during the technique to ensure I have the proper foot placement and what not. After I get the basics down and the muscle memory is in place, then I can begin to work on a smooth flow and put everythin together into one continuous move. For the moment, however, I need to just remember that I have the rest of my life to work on perfecting the motions, but if I don't have the proper base in place, the perfect combination of the movements may never come.