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Dana Sheets wrote:If you're learning techniques then you'll need to go very wide before you can connect the dots on your own. If you explore fundamental principles then you can attach movements to any of those principles.
A big catalog of techniques is more difficult to master than a slim booklet of principles.
I think the width of knowledge comes with the study of anatomy, human psychology, stress response, historical people attached to a certain tradition, the context of the development and evolution of arts, etc.
You can go deeply into any of those elements.
How do you learn how to train something long enough to make it work instead of throwing it out too early.
Spend three years following a teacher and then strike out on your own.
Never follow a teacher.
He wanted to make sure that I could train without him in the room. And that lesson has come to be a very important one. Now, when I train and teach, I try to make sure that the students aren't training to make me happy. Which is something Rory has written about in the past. I try very hard to not be the reason they show up at the dojo. Because if that's the case, than someday - when I stop coming, so might they.
Now, when I train and teach, I try to make sure that the students aren't training to make me happy. Which is something Rory has written about in the past.
I didn't have to invent new moves for the kata, they were already there. They were there before anyone ever made a kata for them. They have always been there."
Do you mean like jet planes and computers have always been there
MikeK wrote:In order to learn on our own we have to be shown an awful lot in detail. I think the desire for self discovery is great, but the desire to learn more by whatever means is even better.
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