Practice is very formal when danger is close and thus much is gone in the haze of getting good at a drill instead of learning about yourself and learning to accept what is. Have a partner hold a covered knife and have him move in a continuous oval cutting motion that includes the space you… Read More Riding the blade
We hold the sword and some feel powerful, some feel protected and others feel one part of them overriding the others as they done a mask of how they see a sword wielder. Technically the blade or tip are a simple power focus device. A regular arm movement by a regular person is focused into… Read More The strong and the sword
Our perception of our role in society or even a micro event changes what we can do due to our inner constraints. Live free.
These bits from today’s class show some of the ideas behind the work we do. No one fell of the roof this time 🙂
Have a partner holding a long screw push and pull on you first using the flat end and your work is twofold. First keep breathing and avoid matching your breathing to external stimulus. Second don’t move away from the pressure but move a part of you that is not under pressure toward your partner or… Read More One little step forward
People who have never been attacked seriously tend to play as if marking strikes joint torque or the pressure of a dummy knife is not really there in practice and worse they tense up and resist tension causing themselves to be controlled and causing injury. Take on long nail and introduce it to the group.… Read More Nine inch nail
People have notion from dishonest practice about their abilities that can prove fetal. Working in high speed on a low speed simulated attack or working hard against a complaint partner results in allusions of abilities that do not match what will happen if someone does not play by your rules. Have a partner with an… Read More That Distance
A very simple two people drill. One person stands and can only move his arms straight from the shoulder at a slow pace. Person number two needs to touch his body to the standing person body while avoiding getting touched by the moving straight arms. Consider each arm to be a knife and remember one… Read More Can you touch it.