Thread: Dynamic tension
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Old 01-08-2002, 08:52 AM   #8
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Originally posted by jimvance
Primarily the Japanese, they are great believers in form, or "kata".
True, but they also have the phrase, "Shu ha ri."
I think the word in question here is not form or technique, but the word "perfect". Substitute the word "correct" or "appropriate" for the words "perfect" above and see how you feel about it.
"Appropriate," I'm OK with. But, how can you practice "appropriate" form alone?
Secondarily, if you subscribe to the kuzushi-tsukuri-kake method of technique, you CAN change your partner to fit the technique.
Doesn't one use the "appropriate" kuzushi, though?
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