exceptionsMarch 12 2009 at 7:59 AM
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Martin Seck (Login Martin_Seck)
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Response to I'd a gotten frustrated....
Craig ... I do agree in some cases giving new information can encourage a student to strive to become better ... and I have seen this work but ...
If you give new motion to someone who is not ready and you continue to do this over the period of their formative years in the art you get a sub-par practitioner ... and who's fault is that? The instructor IMO.
I am not saying the technique has to be "perfect" but you should have some understanding of what the purpose is and where at least some of the concepts and principals apply to the given technique. Otherwise it becomes air karate with upper and lower body being disconnected with no stance to speak of. That leads to people dismissing our art as just like all the rest and eventually over time we then lose the system.
Sounds like you enjoy seasoning in your rank with your material and that is an excellent thing ... you will be well prepared for new things when your instructor presents them to you.
Keep up the good work.