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NEB wrote:I obviously can't comment with the depth of understanding that a seasoned instructor of Uechi can.
NEB wrote:These forms would be a good reference for anyone looking for a demonstration of how to perform each movement. Their stance, adherence to embusen, power (generation) etc. are all wonderful. Everything is clear and in its place.
NEB wrote:What's missing is the southern-Chinese-kung fu-inspired fluidity of movement. These performances involve long pauses between movements that really contradict anything you would see in Kung Fu from Fujian province. I've seen competitive Goju performances that go even further, with long, protracted delays between sections of the kata.
It is worth mentioning though that as we evolve as teachers and organizations, you can begin to see the choices made in terms of how kata are done and taught. Sometimes I see eye-to-eye, and sometimes I don't. Van... if you and I were to chat about this in a classroom, I'm sure we'd have volumes of ideas to share.
Under attack you will not have the mind and the body that you have trained with.You will have a deaf and dumb clumsy beginner who isn't that bright.
Good training will still help because it will work, and that old part of the brain isn't completely stupid. It will go with what works.
Van wrote:this is highly subjective
Van wrote:street attacks, most often, involve multiple opponents
Van wrote:there is age, general physical condition, weight
Van wrote:Survival will depend on many things, including the ability to carry stopping power
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