Thread: Shu Ha Ri
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:40 PM   #11
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Re: Shu Ha Ri

Chuck Clark wrote:
I agree with you, Szczepan. It probably begins to happen during godan experience.

That seems a little high to me; perhaps we're using the language differently. "Breaking form" occurs with the narcosis of repetition, familiarity, and confidence. I think this can occur with intense practice, at a seminar, e.g.

Peter Goldsbury remarked to SHU-HA-RI on another thread a while back: Whether or not you can "break form" may be contingent as much on community as skill. I've seen instructors chide their students for not doing what they're told when they adapt techniques, e.g.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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