Start with your partner prone on the ground and you along side him with the stick. Place one end on him and see where he is relaxed and where he is tense or easy to control and also where his body has a lot of room to move and where it is restricted (for example how far can the hip move without the body following). Now start to move him toward a goal and when you reach the goal (10-15 meters or more) reverse yourself so you are facing up and repeat the drill. Take note to the angle of your neck from your body and the direction of your eyes when you work so you learn to move with alignment even in these movements and to pay attention to the signs that you are in danger or in poor alignment (the same for example if you are crooked necked and looking down)
The next drill is squatting with the feet fully relaxed on the ground and again you push and pull your partner toward some target and back as you learn to move the stick less and less by using the already existing tension and lack of alignment in the body from the first movement and keeping yourself relaxed so you can feel and move well.

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Sharon Friedman

Student and teacher of movement and Martial art. Husband and Father. I can rebuild you, I have the technology :)

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