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Old 05-16-2004, 10:23 AM   #9
L. Camejo
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Re: Article: Live Movement and Dead Movement by Chuck Clark

Very very good article Chuck.

I was speaking of this concept only yesterday to a student of mine. I find many beginners having a tendency to intellectualise everything from techniques to forward rolls, to the point where the thought process creates a sort of inner mental tension, which translates to broken up technique as they try to "work out" each part of the technique (or roll) in their head, instead of relaxing and letting things flow a bit more naturally.

Your article put things in a much more coherent and structured format to what I was saying. The words I used were "attitude" and "intent" in both attack and defense, but your article approaches the idea in a very comprehensive way imho.

Can I borrow it?


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