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Old 02-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #60
Chris Li
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Re: Perhaps the tide is changing.

George S. Ledyard wrote: View Post
If I were to be left completely to my own devices, I would have the student do static technique, and basic connection exercises of the type one would do with Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei (or any of the internal power teachers) and spend 3 - 5 years getting the body / mind properly programmed. Than I'd start doing more technique in a dynamic fashion. I would not have the student do anything resembling what folks often refer to as "resistant" training until they had been training this way for 5 years or so. I would also teach the ukes to attack using the same principles used by the nage. Right now we have one person attempting to do very sophisticated technique against an attacker who is totally remedial.
Oddly enough, this sounds quite a bit like what we've been doing out here. But we have the advantage of being left completely to our own devices (or maybe it would be better to say - we took that advantage).



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