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Old 10-26-2001, 05:21 AM   #7
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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I'd agree with Walter - though I think for beginners, its best to learn form, and then when they are comfortable with that they can start to develop function. I think its a bit like this concept where you have to learn the techniques so well they become part of you - then you can forget them all; and thats when the real ability comes in. However even beginners have to be aware that the 'form' of a technique is not an end in itself.

Difficulty I find when teaching is that the techniques make one whole, but we have to teach little bits of it at a time.

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