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Old 06-29-2014, 10:06 AM   #3
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Dojo: Wasabi Dojo
Location: Houston, TX
Join Date: Mar 2013
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Re: Imitation, Improvisation, Self-Expression

We explain the above learning/internalization process at our place, giving it a Native American spin, as:

First, learn the steps of the dance.
Next, feel the rhythm of the other dancers.
Now, dance the dance.
Finally, make it rain.

It does help a very great deal to have someone who not only silently demonstrates, but verbally and demonstratively breaks down what is happening in the moving structure of the 2, 3 bodies.

I find it interesting that the kanji character for kuzushi illustrates a mountain falling on a house.
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