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Every technique during practice needs a little mojo (magic) to make it work better. That mojo for me is a bit of rhythm, placed just at the right point in randori to give it that zest. When it comes to mojo, some days are better then others, and that is way is it called mojo. :)
Not everyone works the same mojo. What mojo gives your technique that zest during your practice. What is the major principle you use in your technique?
C. David Henderson
01-03-2009, 08:46 PM
Grace beats perfection. Same idea in different clothing.
I like this topic, Buck.
I was reading in another thread and it was mentioned that humming puts one person into the zone. Humming is what I would consider mojo. Those kind of things that people do to help them with doing technique. :)
01-04-2009, 12:23 PM
I hum sometimes, too - especially during randori. When practising techniques I sometimes make sound effects; I think it's helpful because it sort of reminds of the tone of the movements (making a swooping sound reminds me when I'm not swooping enough, e.g.). I try to do it quietly so it's not annoying or intrusive for my partner, but sometimes I forget and get a funny look. :)
01-04-2009, 04:55 PM
Honestly, over the years I've found that when I've done my best I'm thinking, well, absolutely nothing at all. No humming, no singing, no rhythm, just being *there* is more what it is all about.
Heck, I sometimes end up with a sort of disembodied feel like I'm not really there either. Almost like a disinterested spectator with really good seats.
Of course that could just be the toxins from cheap gin being freed up from my fat tissue...
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