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Old 11-25-2011, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: do a technique or flow into one?

David Santana wrote: View Post
I heard that we aren't supposed to DO a technique, but we FLOW into one.. but many times when training, I as a beginner, find myself in a position unsuitable to do the technique Sensei is teaching. I wanna know what you do when that happens (if ever), would you flow into a different technique or stops and start from the beginning? or is it just me??
As a more advanced student, it would be a good idea to do something else. You don't want to be in the habit of giving up and starting over.

As a beginner, though, your repertoire of alternatives is somewhat limited, plus you need to learn how to get into the right position for a given technique. So you might need to start over. But I'd suggest asking your teacher for his advice: it might also depend on what he is trying to teach at any given time.

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