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Old 02-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #14
Mario Tobias
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Re: Stop My Technique?

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Rupert Atkinson wrote: View Post
I think I have progressed through three main training approaches. First, for years too long, I trained the techniques. Technique, technique, technique, etc. and thought that would get me where I wanted to be. Nope. Then, I focused on what I call lines of power - the direction of the attack, the defence, the balance, the way/direction uke grips, and so forth, and thought that would get me where I wanted to be. Nope. And now I am focusing on uke's energy and am finally getting somewhere.
Hi Rupert,

Interesting. I have gone through the same phases as you. I only realized that focusing on techniques don't work. Bottomline, techniques in themselves don't work. I guess we are undergoing the phases of shu-ha-ri.

Last edited by akiy : 02-04-2012 at 05:15 PM. Reason: Fixed quote tag
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