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Old 01-25-2006, 06:31 AM   #17
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,220
United Kingdom
Re: VERY Basic Footwork Question

Roosvelt Freeman wrote:
Yes, you're wrong.

Don't talk to your sensei, show him/her what you wrote and ask him/her if your understanding of his/her teaching is correct.

" We train to change direction by shifting weight from one foot to the other, lifting and turning the 'light foot' and putting it back down on the ground, shifting weight again."

It seems to me that you haven't turn your body yet.
At what point, do you turn your body in your description? Did you forget to write or you didn't when to turn your body?
You have a long way to go, the more certain you are that you are right, the longer it's going to take you to get there

Trying to describe physical movement in text is difficult, it's hard enough for students to pick up what is being demonstrated when they are sitting watching and listening.

Nothing I say will convince you, so I wont bother!

p.s. I am not going to take your sage advise as to how I should deal with this matter with my Sensei, thanks all the same

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