Thread: Doka of the day
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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Doka of the day

"The enemy comes running in to strike.
At the instant of the attack,
Avoid his strike with one step
And counter attack in that instant."

I think this is a particularly usefull doka for focusing on the timing of techniques. I usually prefer to train slowly to get the chance to really feel a technique out, but would also have to say I tend to learn timing a bit more slowly. Lately I've been trying to move more like the above quote idealizes, but that whole "instantaneous-coordination" thing is tough.
Any thoughts on training to make the above happen more easily?
Take care,

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