Thread: Unbendable arm
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:40 PM   #78
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Re: Unbendable arm

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
The problem is there are several ways it can be done. Even a simple wresttlers "stretch through" will make it work. So it sends out a mixed message that Johnies wife can "do it" after 1 minutes instruction. With such a mindset anyone and everyone "understands" it, yet how many can really accomplish anything with it outside of a demonstration in any real sense
very good point.

but in a perverse way I like that, the idea that a secret is right out in the open that is only accessible to those curious enough and discerning enough to dig deeper. In way, most sort themselves out and never know it. I said it was a perverse way of thinking about it. I have taught long enough to realize that only a few people are really interested in delving deeper and challenging any preconceptions they may have formed in training.

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