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Old 09-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #8
Janet Rosen
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Re: The Only Things I Really Teach Are How to Breath And How To Walk

Robert M Watson Jr wrote: View Post
No suburi? I suppose it is expected that the student practice suburi on their own at home. The results of which become instantly apparent when attempting kata. Actually, here, suburi is on the test requirements for the first few kyu grades.
My Low Impact students come to class once a week and rarely practice at home. They are not grading for rank. I don't emphasize the kind of ongoing repetitive movement typically associated with suburi training because it isn't compatible with physical issues people in the class may have. Given the once a week nature of the class, it takes ages to learn a kata. The weapons training is a part of every class but the focus is on principles we are working on in movement exercises and partner practice empty handl, like forward energy, extension, control of center line.

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