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February 12 2011 at 6:48 AM
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Clark  (Login CFAK)
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Response to Yellow Belt 101

 

Step 1 for a beginner to successfully assimilate your current level of teaching methodology,

A) Teach the attack. Show then the ranges of the arms and legs from I.I. 4.

B) Attack them with intent. Emphasis what it feels like to be grabbed and pushed with your mass behind the attack, but do not use them as rag doll experiments in a quest to show how tough you think you are. "The bumper and the truck" analogy works good.....

C) Do not, under any circumstances, let the beginner student step back BEFORE the push actually pushes them, make sure that they step with the push.

D) Try to resist using Blocking Set 1 as a combat model while in a static horse stance. Blocking Set 1 teaches how to control the centerline. Paths and lines, controlling points of the shoulder and elbow, these things are important to the structure of the blocks at Yellow.

E) Know the difference in stepping back naturally and stepping back to a neutral bow, a horse, a forward bow...... The first three techs step back the same way, but the timing is different, the beginner should know the difference before they learn Deflecting Hammer.

F) Make sure that you have four five students (at least five) students in class to work Short Form 1. Make sure that the beginning student knows to block on the outside of the attack with their inward and downward blocks, and on the inside of the attack with the vertical outward block, and with the fleshy part of the fist with the upward block.

Basics 101, at each level. Posture 101, at each level. You know what, there are no levels, the color of the belt is one long *** ribbon that either gets darker with time or just fakes it because the instructor don't know what they are doing.

Clark

 
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