martin watts wrote:
Well.....complex!!....easy to write a lot of words, but it is not really that clear in my mind....
- I know this as I have writing 2 long replies to this email and then deleted them as being not relevant , or just rubbish!! and now my time is up and I have to cook dinner for the kids.
No problem, there's no rush..!
Always interested in your thoughts Martin when you have time.. Thanks for dropping by.
Heck there are just so many levels of learning with this stuff I think it may be a problem to pin it down to 'a thing.'
In WCK we think in terms of training concepts both large and small, from hand unity to leaving/returning to the line, to economy of motion. In the big picture this training forces folks to "continue" when one's "attack" is defeated folks learn not to dwell on any single movement and immediately convert adapt and continue in accordance with the opponent's resistance. Working against progressive resistance is a key attribute addressed here for us.
This kind of practice also has the effect of "energizing" what might otherwise be static or 'dead' positions and cultivates a spring like energy that is alive, stores energy and is resilient. There are of course techniques that can express those concepts and we work them side by side with attribute development like speed, explosiveness, power, etc.
In the general sense we are always working to control the center, so we study how to detect when the opponent and how the opponent is leaving the center, which they always are.. As you mentioned this is a general objective and how the opponent resists may be converted into simple center control or center control that transitions to a particular kind of control, attack or finish.