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November 17 2010 at 12:30 AM
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a few pages back now-

Angela posted a short page from Larry tatum on learning to recognize the minute tells that precede any offensive action. There are slight structural adjustments that precede an attack, whether planned or reflexive, that will not only tell you the attack is imminent but what it will be- push or punch was the illustration in that discussion, I believe.

MA's train this structure every time we do basics. The big, intricate blocks (receptions), strikes, parries, etc. are done to recruit the proper muscles and align the body for maximum efficiency in the movement. One reason they are trained so rigidly into muscle memory is so they can be done point of origin and still recruit the internal structure with minimal telegraphing. The Chinese say "learn with large circles, then learn to hide it in your sleeve."

If you can get ahold of Angela, see if she'll post it again. It was pretty good.


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