This entry is helping me with my spinning back kicks. It's the most awkward fundamental for me, I bet that's a common issue.
"the primitive stage is one of awkwardness and the climb toward excellence is not an easy one. it is an important stage requiring patience on both the part of the student as well as the instructor. here a student is taught the alphabets and phonetics of motion. he is taught the mechanics of how to do each move and not so much how the moves can be used. at this stage proper attitude is a must in accepting the fact that WORK will be required to overcome awkwardness. it is here that the ingredient of perseverence takes over. through proper and gradual adjustment, a student soon learns to adapt to his or her new environment. but above all it is at this stage where a student begins to understand that the martial arts is a man's quest to understand himself and obtain the maximum from his mind and body. analyzing each weakness he strengthens his awareness and overcomes is awkwardness. it is through overcoming his awkwardness that he learns to better understand himself. he also learns that as long as his awkwardness prevails the art will continue to remain intangible. not until his reactions become spontaneous can he convert the art to a tangible and working entity."
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