In order to learn to give no support to the work of partners we learn to be aware of ourselves first. Start in the static push up and have a partner use his leg and foot to push your body and limbs in all directions. Note how your body tenses up and then move with the direction of the contact and add your movement to keep free without giving any tension resistance. Do the same using a stick and close your eyes to learn to relax and avoid trying to expect what is happening. Repeat the drill in the face up position to learn to relax and be aware of your movement when the tension is different and continue to work against two contacts at the same time.
Stand up and have your partner push and pull you using first just finger tips and move with his contact direction to blend and avoid his pressure while staying in contact with him. Add  raising your arms and contacting his incoming movement using your body moving away and your arms blending and adding to the movement to spread and control your partner. Remember your movement is key and self control comes before control of others and avoid working with a plan in mind for a set drill like a take down or a choke. Let your breath move you.

Compare how this drill felt to your movement before the first drill and remember the goal is the important part. Focus on the purpose.

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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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