Art just left, after posting that last lesson. While reading it over, I thought of something that might help some of you when Art talks about "blocking." From the begining, I was taught that there was nothing defensive about a block. One should consider any block as offensive and to deliver it the same as a stike followed by a strike. The blocks are delivered with the same explosive power. With good conditioning and the explosiveness coming right out of sanchin, the blocks do dynamite damage, be it to the arms or legs. The mindset here is,,,if one throws a kick, block it in a way that they can't use that leg for another kick, or, if they can, they won't want to. Perhaps you may have a problem "seeing" what Art is saying. I think it may help if you begin thinking the same way he thinks. (impossible??) could be.
Just always think offense.
Just remember that when Art talks about a block, putting that block into motion, to him is the same as coming with a strike. Both will explode with that same power. Believe me, it works and if there are any doubts, well, maybe someday you will have the opportunity to see it in action. Art is always glad to demonstrate. BUT, don't be too anxious to volunteer.
As Art says,,,,have fun!!