…..Typically when someone learns some thing new they are pretty tense. Very few people learn things in a relaxed state of mind. Once someone understands the movement they need to then relax and train it so that they can perform it without thought. This relaxing is essential! It is probably one of the more important points in the learning process in the Martial Sciences. A relaxed martial practitioner can make changes in what they are doing easily and fluidly without thinking. When learning as soon as you understand the movement relax your muscles and your mind and try to be fluid. The other night when practicing with my oldest son he was pretty tense as we started to do some submission grappling. He is very strong and wiry for someone his age but he was losing strength do to being tense. So I told a joke and he laughed and I told him to not try to muscle things but instead relax. Quickly we went from me being able to do anything I want to him having better position and the ability to slow me down and negate my attacks. He even got a good reversal or two in! Relaxation is some thing that good Martial Practitioner’s arround the world strive for. Make sure that you stay relaxed so that in the end you can perform without thought and enter The Instinctive Response!
See You On The Mats!
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Brian R. VanCise
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