Re: How to reconcile?
Sometimes when learning something new it is easier to focus on the movement and when doing so you let your guard down. Nothing wrong with this so long as you come back to where you are protecting yourself while performing the movement. "Always Protect" is one of the four "rules" I emphasize when I teach or grade a test. In the learning process though it is sometimes necessary to focus soley on one thing over another. Just don't forget to protect.