Re: Techniques are dead: Living movement vs dead technique
Bruce Lee said that consciousness of self was the greatest inhibitor of proper technique. Your cognition just can't keep up. Kihon is important, because over a long period of practicing techniques perfectly, we can instill motions in our muscle memory so that we can run those programs automatically. THEN, we eventually reach a point where we can "give over" to detached observation. It's interesting to me how one's psyche wants to be anywhere besides in a moment of physical conflict. But if you are brave and stay present, the rewards are completely worthwhile. Be There!