Why do we avoid resistance.

Take your partner by the hand and start to rotate and twist him in order to help him relax and to learn to move to avoid becoming hurt and stay within his comfort zone while increasing it (the same as in low walking on different levels with an upright spine only with partner) help your partner by changing directions so he learns to avoid creating big movement and do only what is needed for the work, help him by tensing up and relaxing so he learns the effects of mirroring on himself and expel the extra tension with movement and breathing. Help your partner by blocking his path so he learns there is more than one way to solve a problem and to avoid following just his eyes and memory. Help your partner by rolling yourself and squatting down and moving here and there so he learns to release his eyes from the horizon and avoid being fixated on one plane or posture for movement. Help your partner by hitting him with your free fist or the elbow of you working arm every time he tried to power against your working contact arm so he learns that you have two arms (silly but we forget in practice and die while working without reminding ourselves to stay honest) And above all help your partner by paying attention to yourself so you remain in control and it is you in the chariot instead or Mars the god of war. Breath, relax, move and smile whenever possible.

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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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