Rule #1 - no talking about exiting pre-arranged kumites
Rule #2 - see rule #1
If this starts into a pre-arranged kumite re-hash I will blip each and every post. We are not going to talk about what people shouldn't be training. We are going to talk about flow and closure drills, OK?
I know that sounds a little...pissy...for lack of a better word but I'm tired of people kicking that old, tired, dead, flea-bitten horse of a topic and would like to have some new discussions.
...deep breath...moving on...
But Takamiyagi-Sensei's dojo also includes a lot of flow and closure drills that are not tested, but are much closer to straight kumite than the pre-arranged set offers. They in essence go from yakusoku kumite (roughly equivalent to the kyu kumite's relative position on my "bridge") over to the "isle", and offer flexible, flowing, hard-charging alternatives - just shy of sparring.
The above was posted by Chris Long in 1999 on Bill G's forum. Bold face is mine.
A lot of flow and closure drills....hmmm.......verrrrry interesting....
I want to talk about "a lot of flow and closure drills" that "offer flexible, flowing, hard-charging alternatives - just shy of sparring."
Anybody that's been to the Chatan dojo care to share? I know both Drew and Seizan used to train there before they transitioned to training with Mr. Toyama.