Walking in

Many of our viewing of what is portrayed as  violence is very straight forward. One walks directly toward the other and start hitting and grabbing or just stabbing. While this does happen , the reality of things is that when you are approached in such manner it is easy to become agitated and actually do something about it from running away to drawing your 45…

In your practice start from the obvious and walk and then run toward your partner to start the contact. Make sure you keep your eyes and thoughts on him or her and repeat the drill a few times. Talk on how being stalked feels and reverse the roles. Now repeat the drill with a more realistic and silent approach. We walk with our eyes relaxed from focusing on the target and the thoughts on anything that makes sense from what to eat at night to what is the number of trees to the left. This way in addition to not plotting a course directly to the target by walking toward another target that is close or planning a parallel course we are able to supply our partners with a more honest drill and through this we make ourselves more aware to smaller and smaller signs and if you remember to keep breathing you may be able to go home afterwards.

Never think you are more than another person. We each have one life and it will not be wise to neglect that fact.