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Old 02-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #8
Lee Salzman
Join Date: Nov 2005
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Re: What do you call "technique"?

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
While this is sometimes true, I think it's an indictment of the teaching methodology, not a characteristic of the art.

Yeah, like you were discussing with ikkyo, technique is often also useful to illustrate something more general, so long as the technique is specific enough that it forces and enables you to work on the more general thing, and so long as the teacher actually ensures the student is getting the more general thing from that. If the system and/or teacher can't do that, then one, the other, or both are worthless.
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