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Re: Principles

Subject: Re: Principles
by jwills79 on 2009/10/19 21:53:14

RJHill wrote:

I'll leave all the doing things "half-assed" alone, I just hope people aren't practicing half-assed.

I agree with you about that. I have never liked how Hatsumi sensei explains this principle. It makes people believe half assing something is the preferred method. It isn't and when Hatsumi sensei is teaching it he really isn't half assing it. Which is why so many don't get it. One way is not being overcommitted. Or I think a better way to describe it is just being for one sensitive to changes that are happening including when something isn't working or changes to the situation occur. And second being able to transition from technique to technique when something doesn't work. Kukishinden is a prime example of that. Similar to other Koryu styles the kata are long for that reason. Each step in the kata is meant to be a finishing blow or a perfect technique. It is when it doesn't work that the kata continues.

Papa-san wrote:

Just curious, but does this "half-baked" idea relate to Sensei saying "if you do a perfect technique it will get you killed"?

Doing a perfect technique makes it possible for one to counter it because you know what it is and thus its faults. On the flipside, if it is really perfect then it is highly unlike to be stopped or countered because some factors make it far superior. For example if don't see it coming or can't understand what is happening. It is too fast to respond to or just too powerful.

I would believe they are all related principles are never isolated but used in groups. That is perfect technique.

Are you truly asking or simply planting seeds? I figured the higher ranking would have an understanding of these things especially principles he speaks quite often about. I thought this what these high ranks signify,
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