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EXCELLENCE

      There is a great quote, often wrongly attributed to Aristotle, but actually is from Will Durant (who is very well worth reading) in his discussion of Aristotle (The Story of Philosophy, 1926):   Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather […]

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GYAKU HANMI KATATE DORI KOTEGAESHI

Gyaku hanmi katate dori kotegaeshi can be broken down into its constituent movements. I am trying to ‘teach to the test’ and therefore present the ‘how to’ step by step mechanics and this morning we built from the understanding of the axis of the encounter. Gyaku hanmi katate dori eliminates many variables because the encounter starts […]

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GYAKU HANMI SHIHONAGE

This morning we covered gyaku hanmi katatedori shihonage.  The focus is on kihon presentation in order to ensure precision. Gyaku hanmi (R/L or L/R) starts with a fixed contact point – the wrist grab.  Both players must have a forward energy toward each other’s center.  Because the logic of the wrist grab is a knife […]

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