Place your hand on your partner anywhere it is comfortable and have him come to strike you repeatedly. you feel his movement through the contact and move with him to avoid harm while at the same time you add to his movement using this contact to control his movement for your benefit. Work on keeping in movement and avoiding getting stuck in one place and looking only one way (The world is big and full of surprises if you close your eyes) and your partner will remind you if you get stuck by hitting you in the face. Slowly move the hand further from his body while doing this drill (shoulder than arm than elbow than…) and after you have been on both sides of this drill move to a drill where your partner chooses where and how to contact you and you move using this method to survive in the least amount of movement.

It is important to learn by asking your partner how he felt in his body and in his mind during the drill. What was frustrating? Where did he feel resistance? Are you relying on your arms which are longer than his? And so on.

Note sticking to your partner and it’s effects on the mind and body and keeping your own survival at the number one spot rather than winning.

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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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