Thread: Ride the Wave
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:57 AM   #2
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Re: Ride the Wave

Kinda reminds me of a few classes I had a couple of weeks ago. OUr advanced class with weapons has been spending time visualizing the elements.We had previously worked with Earth and Air. That particular week we started working with the idea of water. Quite suddenly a lot snapped into place for me. Sensei often speaks about the spirals in technique but there I was realizing those spirals are waves. When I visualized waves... big ocean waves rolling in and out, and riding that wave along with Uke or even becoming the wave that carries uke along things got so much easier.

A very interesting concept which I will continue to explore in my own training.
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