……Okay I believe in Contact in training. Whether it is full contact sparring where you are both going at it with a gusto or whether I am teaching and creating contact while showing a technique. I want practitioners to know that this will work. So a little bumping, banging and thumping helps everyone understand that if they do some thing a certain way it should have some excellent results. Contact is essential in the Martial Sciences. Look at football as it is a very contact oriented activity. Now football players do not have contact all the time. Actually quite a few practices are working on technique and getting a feel for how a play or move is supposed to be done. However, they eventually have to get the pads on and get after it and feel the contact! The Martial Sciences are no different. We may train quite a bit some times without serious contact but…. we need contact as it keeps it fresh in our minds what we are striving for and that is effectiveness! Technique, Contact and of course Alive movement against a resisting opponent are all essential skill sets that you need in your Martial Training. What may be debatable is how much you need! 😉
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