Tips from 2010 #15
TODAY'S TIP: One way to judge your progress in contact flow is by how "comfortable" you feel doing it. The fewer moments of feeling stuck, off-balance, effortful, emotionally aroused, frozen, resistant, etc., the better. The better you're flowing, the less effortful and uncomfortable it will feel, until it's as natural and comfortable as walking down the street or waving hello. Higher speed and more skilled/experienced training partners will tend to reduce your comfort. A goal is to push and expand your comfort zone. Do not judge your progress by things like how many times you hit or get hit or how much you can control your training partner, as these miss the point of the exercise and detract from your learning. Remember that contact flow should be one of the most comfortable and relaxing things you do all day, NOT the most effortful, combative or adrenalizing (except in some variations under the control of a high level instructor).
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